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Ford County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 13,414 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 14,241 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,568
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,725
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,288
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,383 (it was 1,351 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 486 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ford County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ford County, IL (2017)
    • 12,51387.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4152.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1230.9%Two or more races
    • 1200.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 660.5%Asian alone
    • 450.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 50.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 6,627  (49.4%)
Females: 6,787  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Ford County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,315 ($38,073 in 1999)
This county:

$52,315
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $394, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$515
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,333 (it was $71,200 in 2000)
Ford:

$109,333
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,961 - $164,951

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $125,950
Here:

$125,950
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,311
Here:

$127,311
State:

$248,095

Mobile homes: $26,900
Here:

$26,900
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,003
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $437

Institutionalized population: 410
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2006: 39 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $301,400
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $216,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Ford, IL residents
Average permit cost in Ford, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,421 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,990 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Ford, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ford, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ford, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.5%
Ford County:

14.5%
Illinois:

12.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for American Indian residents, 55.7% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.5 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 30.8 years old, American Indian residents: 65.4 years old, Asian residents: 52.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.8 years old, Other race residents: 22.8 years old)

Area name: Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ford County is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $771 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paxton, Gibson City, Gibson, Piper City, Melvin, Roberts, Elliott, Sibley, Cabery, Kempton.

Ford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Allen County, Indiana , Crawford County, Ohio , Fulton County , Suffolk County, New York , Morrow County, Ohio , Richland County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Ford, IL
County total employment by year in Ford, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Ford, IL

Current college students: 456
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (45.6% naturalized citizens)

Ford County:

1.2%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 142010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 421990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 73Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.6%

Ford County marital status for males Ford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,564
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 83
  • 3 or 4: 168
  • 5 to 9: 179
  • 10 to 19: 100
  • 20 to 49: 83
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 125

Housing units in Ford County with a mortgage: 1,950 (40 second mortgage, 120 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,116

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66618
Evangelical Protestant2,23914
Catholic1,7715
Other4-
None6,401-
Ford County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Ford County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Ford County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ford County:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

27.0%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Ford County:

Average size of farms: 540 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $155,426
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.22
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $113,425
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 94.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,998
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.21%
Corn for grain: 133356 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2269 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 132601 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Ford County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 146.4 miles away from Ford County 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 121.1 miles away from the county 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 179.0 miles away from the county 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 135.8 miles away from Ford County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 14, 1990 to February 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-860: March 06, 1990, FEMA Id: 860, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm

The number of natural disasters in Ford County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,185 (78.2%)
  • Carpooled: 515 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 261 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 322 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (30%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • India (12%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • England (5%)
  • Denmark (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ford County


  • German (34%)
  • American (18%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
372 people in nursing homes
31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
367 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,757.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.18% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($36,268 average AGI)
0.95% relocated from other states ($5,824 average AGI)
Ford County:

0.95%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Champaign County, IL  1.84% ($43,842 average AGI)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.82% ($46,556)
from McLean County, IL  0.51% ($36,143)
from Livingston County, IL  0.42% ($32,174)


6.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($31,987 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($8,749 average AGI)
Ford County:

1.57%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Champaign County, IL  1.70% ($34,096 average AGI)
to Iroquois County, IL  0.85% ($41,149)
to McLean County, IL  0.63% ($43,857)
to Livingston County, IL  0.36% ($32,950)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Ford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Ford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,726 (2,441 aged, 285 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 187 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ford County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (219)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (206)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (157)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (143)
  • Unspecified dementia (129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (124)
  • Congestive heart failure (110)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (97)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (86)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,643
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 561
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,192

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,243
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,540
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,414
  • In family households: 10,634 (2,009 male householders, 1,592 female householders)
    2,688 spouses, 3,576 children (3,334 natural, 84 adopted, 156 stepchildren), 246 grandchildren, 47 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 138 other relatives, 272 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,377 (1,062 male householders (942 living alone)), 1,010 female householders (872 living alone)), 301 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 407

Size of family households: 1,723 2-persons, 883 3-persons, 515 4-persons, 350 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,810 1-person, 228 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

1,797 married couples with children.
957 single-parent households (138 men, 819 women).

96.5% of residents of Ford speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $81,547,000 ($5,715 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,808,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,953,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,629,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,037,000
Federal grants: $7,925,000
Federal procurement contracts: $795,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,207,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,480,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,180,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,816,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 883
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,130
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +165
Here +12 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Ford County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Ford County, Illinois
  • 612014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 2602000 to 2009
  • 3761990 to 1999
  • 3701980 to 1989
  • 9141970 to 1979
  • 6031960 to 1969
  • 8841950 to 1959
  • 6531940 to 1949
  • 2,0801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ford County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 513 rooms
  • 2884 rooms
  • 6795 rooms
  • 1,0816 rooms
  • 6027 rooms
  • 5468 rooms
  • 7689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Illinois
  • 511 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 1953 rooms
  • 3344 rooms
  • 3615 rooms
  • 2746 rooms
  • 2087 rooms
  • 348 rooms
  • 1209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ford County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Illinois
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 7732 bedrooms
  • 2,1123 bedrooms
  • 8134 bedrooms
  • 2175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Illinois
  • 51no bedroom
  • 3721 bedroom
  • 5272 bedrooms
  • 5013 bedrooms
  • 1804 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 101no vehicle
  • 9891 vehicle
  • 1,6352 vehicles
  • 8623 vehicles
  • 3224 vehicles
  • 1395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 198no vehicle
  • 7301 vehicle
  • 5132 vehicles
  • 1733 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

85.5% of Ford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Illinois.

Ford County:

85.5%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,662
  • Other state: 2,482
  • Northeast: 227
  • Midwest: 1,224
  • South: 748
  • West: 279
Year householders moved into unit in Ford County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.8%Utility gas
  • 17.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.5%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Electricity
  • 13.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 140
Here:

10.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ford County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $596,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,553,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    General - Other: $837,000
    Central Staff Services: $662,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $411,000
    Health - Other: $378,000
    General Public Buildings: $282,000
    Financial Administration: $180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $756,000
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $202,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,291,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,061,000
    Highways: $376,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $263,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,242,000

Ford County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $596,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,553,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    General - Other: $837,000
    Central Staff Services: $662,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $411,000
    Health - Other: $378,000
    General Public Buildings: $282,000
    Financial Administration: $180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $756,000
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $202,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,291,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,061,000
    Highways: $376,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $263,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,242,000

Ford County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $596,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,553,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    General - Other: $837,000
    Central Staff Services: $662,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $411,000
    Health - Other: $378,000
    General Public Buildings: $282,000
    Financial Administration: $180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $756,000
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $202,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,291,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,061,000
    Highways: $376,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $263,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,242,000

Ford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $596,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,553,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    General - Other: $837,000
    Central Staff Services: $662,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    Correctional Institutions: $411,000
    Health - Other: $378,000
    General Public Buildings: $282,000
    Financial Administration: $180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $756,000
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $202,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,291,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,061,000
    Highways: $376,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $263,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,242,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 176
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 163
  • Number of recipients under 18: 39
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 118
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 19
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 68
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 78
Most common first names in Ford County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10777.4 years
William9273.8 years
George7877.3 years
Robert7374.6 years
Charles6179.7 years
Mary6081.8 years
James5973.6 years
Dorothy4676.3 years
Anna4485.2 years
Ruth4383.7 years
Most common last names in Ford County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7479.5 years
Anderson5981.0 years
Smith3577.7 years
Thompson3177.7 years
Swanson2983.1 years
Carlson2679.0 years
Wilson2578.9 years
Peterson2382.3 years
Brown2376.6 years
Miller2375.2 years
Businesses in Ford County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1