Ford Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,731 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.0%
Males: 1,251  (45.8%)
Females: 1,480  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

33.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60411.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,916 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Ford Heights:

$24,916
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,031 (it was $8,938 in 2000)

Ford Heights village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,487 (it was $46,900 in 2000)
Ford Heights:

$68,487
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $318,646; detached houses: $328,836; townhouses or other attached units: $310,531; in 2-unit structures: $309,931; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,452; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,380; mobile homes: $43,489; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $660,183

Median gross rent in 2017: $790.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ford Heights: 99.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 46.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.4% for Black residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ford Heights, IL (2010)
    • 2,63595.4%Black alone
    • 421.5%Hispanic
    • 401.4%White alone
    • 371.3%Two or more races
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

Races in Ford Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Ford Heights, Illinois as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ford Heights is 197 to 1.


Crime rates in Ford Heights by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(90.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(660.3)
8
(242.9)
1
(30.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
74
(2,221)
57
(1,730)
3
(92.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
742
(22,269)
436
(13,236)
8
(245.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
107
(3,211)
90
(2,732)
19
(583.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
163
(4,892)
107
(3,248)
31
(951.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
131
(3,932)
133
(4,038)
8
(245.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(420.2)
9
(273.2)
1
(30.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)6563.34004.9199.9

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City-data.com crime index in Ford Heights, IL

Crime rate in Ford Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
Illinois average:

2.90
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/27/1949

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 1.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,545 people per square mile   (low).

Ford Heights, Illinois map

24 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,505 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $666 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (8.6 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (23.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sauk Village, IL (1.4 miles ),
Lynwood, IL (1.5 miles ),
Chicago Heights, IL (1.6 miles ),
Glenwood, IL (1.7 miles ),
South Chicago Heights, IL (1.8 miles ),
Steger, IL (1.9 miles ),
Dyer, IN (2.0 miles ),
Crete, IL (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,804 (+65.6%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 132 (21.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Distribution of median household income in Ford Heights, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ford Heights, IL in 2017
Ford Heights satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Ford Heights, IL
Historical housing units in Ford Heights, IL
Most common industries in Ford Heights, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Social assistance (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.3%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Ford Heights, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (10.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.8%)
  • Cashiers (10.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.7%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)

Average climate in Ford Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.4. This is worse than average.

City:

96.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0222. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0222
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Ford Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Ford Heights village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the village center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ford Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from Ford Heights center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from Ford Heights center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from Ford Heights center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ford Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ford Heights:

  • CAROLE LANE TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAUK VILLAGE, IL)
  • LYNWOOD TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LYNWOOD, IL)
  • PRAIRIE HOUSE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAUK VILLAGE, IL)
  • PROFICIENT HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LYNWOOD, IL)
  • TORRENCE PLACE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAUK VILLAGE, IL)
  • UCHANGE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • ST. JAMES HOME HEALTH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)

Amtrak stations near Ford Heights:

  • 4 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 6 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ford Heights:

  • Prairie State College (about 3 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • South Suburban College (about 7 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 8 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Governors State University (about 8 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 14 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Chicago State University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ford Heights:

  • COTTAGE GROVE UPPER GRADE CENTER (Students: 262, Location: 800 E 14TH ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • MEDGAR EVERS PRIMARY ACADEMIC CENTER (Location: 1101 E 10TH ST, Grades: PK-4)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ford Heights: Ford Heights Village Hall (A), Ford Heights Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ford Heights include: Christ Temple Church of Holiness (A), Cole Temple Church of God in Christ (B), First Union Missionary Baptist Church (C), God Can Ministries United Church (D), Progressive Baptist Church (E), Sabbath Day Pentecostal Church (F), True Light Baptist Church (G), Word of Faith Deliverance Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ms Clerk (Recreation Areas; 925 East 15th Street).

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ford Heights and their reported violations in the past:

ROUTE 30 MOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-20-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (JAN-20-2010)
Average household size:
This village:

3.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

80.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Ford Heights:

Marital status in Ford Heights, IL
  • Never married: 57.6%
  • Now married: 24.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Ford Heights:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 28.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ford Heights
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Religion statistics for Ford Heights, IL (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
This county:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook County:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ford Heights:

46.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Ford Heights:

30.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ford Heights:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ford Heights:

36.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Ford Heights:

52.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Ford Heights:

84.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ford Heights, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,178$36,7124$9,544
Financial Administration 1$8,032$96,38410$7,364
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,617$43,4040$0
Firefighters 0$0 9$12,251
Police - Other 0$0 7$11,182
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$5,892
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 7$12,559
Correction 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$7,156
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 1$1,473
Water Supply 0$0 3$7,243
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$20,827$49,98556$74,664

Ford Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $2,420,000 ($886.12)
    Water Utilities: $434,000 ($158.92)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($29.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $464,000 ($169.90)
    Corporate Bonds: $340,000 ($124.50)
    Benefit Payments: $310,000 ($113.51)
    Withdrawals: $34,000 ($12.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $504,000 ($184.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($34.42)

Ford Heights government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $647,000 ($236.91)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $234,000 ($85.68)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $50,000 ($18.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $646,000 ($236.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $275,000 ($100.70)
    Other: $135,000 ($49.43)
    Highways: $73,000 ($26.73)
  • Tax - Property: $457,000 ($167.34)
    Other License: $85,000 ($31.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000 ($17.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.73)

Ford Heights government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,350,000 ($860.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,350,000 ($860.49)

Ford Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $320,000 ($117.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $308,000 ($112.78)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ford Heights:

  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ford Heights:

  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Ford Heights:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Ford Heights fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Ford Heights fatal accident list:

Feb 4, 2011 01:15 AM, Sr-394, Lat: 41.513536, Lon: -87.577808, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 3
Mar 19, 2007 07:42 AM, Us-30, Lat: 41.506292, Lon: -87.588675, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 18, 2007 09:10 PM, Us-30, Berkley, Lat: 41.506256, Lon: -87.590928, Vehicles: 5, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Feb 3, 2006 03:10 AM, I-394sb Ramp To Us30, Lat: 41.507530, Lon: -87.579710, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 27, 2006 09:57 PM, Sr-394, Us 30, Lat: 41.506310, Lon: -87.581960, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • $1,535,000Total costs
  • 78,700Total average daily traffic
  • 12,526Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,063Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • CHI0520, 1900 E Lincoln Hwy (Lat: 41.506528 Lon: -87.572583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQFF852, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17760.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/21/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • IL-CHI5634, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway (Lat: 41.506611 Lon: -87.572528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WQLB985,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18065.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2009, Expiration Date: 11/30/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • CH03XC751, 1900 E 14th (Lat: 41.506583 Lon: -87.572528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 29.6 m, Call Sign: WQPT638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2012, Expiration Date: 08/13/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9DUN, Licensee ID: L00675564, Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023, Certifier: Joe H Wiley Jr, Registrant: Joe H Wiley Jr, 827 E 11th Pl, Ford Heights, IL 60411

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$148,9503$71,14313$151,0881$60,6003$79,3171$31,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$33,1302$178,1700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$204,3901$123,8209$168,6082$40,7201$69,3901$26,670
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$169,5700$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$132,1700$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8285.03 , 8285.06, 8297.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$124,7871$195,9801$49,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$174,5452$170,6200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8285.03 , 8285.06, 8297.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ford Heights, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ford Heights, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of fires - 57 took place in 2009, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ford Heights, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.5%), and Outside Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ford Heights, IL
    • 22954.5%Structure Fires
    • 12630.0%Outside Fires
    • 5412.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ford Heights, IL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ford Heights, IL
  • 96.3%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ford Heights, IL
  • 86.7%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Electricity


Ford Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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