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Ford County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 485.6 square miles
Population Density 29 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 13,832
Population change -1.8%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 23%
65 and over 19.5%
Females 50.5%
White 97.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.9
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 0.9%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.3%
Veterans 1,164
Households and Housing
Households 5,651
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $48,866
The per capita income $25,448
Live below the poverty line. 10.5%
housing units 6,277
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $89,600
Residents owning their homes. 76.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,500
Women-owned firms 31.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $112,302
Retail sales per capita $7,990
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $323,108