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Ford Heights, IL Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Ford Heights is 2,777, which is 19.65% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Ford Heights population density is 1,426.74 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Ford Heights is black, which represent 96.25% of the total population. The average Ford Heights education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 2,777. #450

Population Growth Since 2000, #1147

Ford Heights, IL

Population Density, #507

Ford Heights, IL
1,426.74 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:16 (0.58%, #1363)
Black:2,673 (96.25%, #6)
Hispanic:18 (0.65%, #952)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #725)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #481)
One Race, Other:18 (0.65%, see rank)
Two or More Races:70 (2.52%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

2,554 (91.97%) out of the total population of 2,777 reported first ancestry.

 Ford Heights, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch00.00%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English50.18%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French00.00%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German391.40%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish200.72%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian150.54%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish00.00%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish00.00%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish00.00%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African130.47%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish00.00%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American00.00%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh00.00%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 1,384 (49.84%, see rank)
Females: 1,393 (50.16%, see rank)

Ford Heights, IL
Male: 49.84%
Female: 50.16%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Ford Heights, IL
30.30 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Ford Heights, IL
29.60 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Ford Heights, IL
33.00 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Ford Heights, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years1916.88%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years1334.79%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years2669.58%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years28010.08%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years2448.79%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years45616.42%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years36413.11%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years28210.15%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years2258.10%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years1916.88%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 1103.96%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over351.26%, see rank1.90%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Ford Heights, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population1,663, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School406, 24.41%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate773, 46.48%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree354, 21.29%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree114, 6.86%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree16, 0.96%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.79, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Ford Heights, IL IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten78100.00%0.00%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)34598.84%, see rank1.16%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)27798.19%, see rank1.81%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College10961.47%, see rank38.53%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School26100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Ford Heights, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total Households931, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.98, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households326, 35.02%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households605, 64.98%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)590, 63.37%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size4.10, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family210, 22.56%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households341, 36.63%, see rank34.48%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Ford Heights, IL%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total2,187see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,035100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married58156.14%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married32531.40%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed434.15%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced868.31%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,152100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married67658.68%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married27623.96%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed615.30%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced13912.07%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Ford Heights, IL%IllinoisU.S.
Native2,777100.00%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence2,35384.73%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State40714.66%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
170.61%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born00.00%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.14%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Ford Heights, IL%IllinoisU.S.
English92799.57%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish00.00%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages40.43%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.98%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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