Ford Heights demographics profile

StatisticFord HeightsIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,42622291
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%
Ford Heights, IL has a population of 2,775 and is the 9,197th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,426 per sq mi which is 541% higher than the Illinois average and 1474% higher than the national average. The median age in Ford Heights is 30 which is approximately 21% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Ford Heights, 23% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 86% of Ford Heights residents were born in Illinois, 13% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Ford Heights is 541% 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 or African American.
  • In Ford Heights 0.58% of the population is Asian.

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Ford Heights population breakdown by race

RaceFord HeightsIllinoisNational
Black or African American94.96%14.30%12.63%
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.

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