StatisticFord HeightsIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,42622891
Median age29.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)23%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish0%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Ford Heights is 525% higher than Illinois
  • The median age in Ford Heights is 21% lower than Illinois
  • In Ford Heights 1.91% of the population is White
  • In Ford Heights 94.96% of the population is Black
  • In Ford Heights 0.58% of the population is Asian

Compare Ford Heights, IL Demographics


      Ford Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceFord HeightsIllinoisNational
      American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race2.02%2.34%3.06%
      Other race0.54%5.86%4.75%
      In Ford Heights, 1.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Ford Heights age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Ford Heights, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).