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Income/capita 47%
Household income 58%
Unemployment 401%
IndexFord HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$15,837$31,502$29,829
Median household income$23,220$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$31,310$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,434$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$25,000$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$27,228$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate23.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level44.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ford Heights is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ford Heights is 58% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ford Heights is 401% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ford Heights is 196% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $15,478$23,220$46,440
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Ford Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Ford Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector8.1%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services7.4%6.1%
      Public administration4.9%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%3.0%
      Education, health & social services17.5%73.3%
      Other51.9%9.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      St. John, IN15,777$98,54578%
      Olympia Fields, IL4,888$96,37774%
      Frankfort Square, IL9,116$94,12770%
      Lake Dalecarlia, IN1,508$90,07463%
      Ford Heights, IL2,775$23,22058%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bawcomville, LA2,775$26,37252%
      Nicholson, MS2,775$29,46447%
      Carrabelle, FL2,776$30,43445%
      Freedom, CA2,774$46,65016%
      Garden View, PA2,774$42,74023%
      Ford Heights, IL2,775$23,22058%
      Source: The Ford Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).