|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Ford Heights is 1,772. Ford Heights, Illinois is the 8,048th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Ford Heights was in 1990, when its population was 4,272. In 1990, Ford Heights was the 4,496th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,048th largest city in the US. Ford Heights is currently 58.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Ford Heights has shrunk 48.5% since the year 2000. Ford Heights, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|8044||Kershaw, South Carolina||1,773||8.9%|
|8048||Ford Heights, Illinois||1,772||-48.5%|
|8054||Upper Brookville, New York||1,770||-2.1%|
The total voting age population of Ford Heights, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,949. The voting age population is 45.3% male and 54.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.5% of the residents of Ford Heights are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Ford Heights are 87.9% Black, 8.4% Two or more races, 3.1% White and 0.6% Asian. Additionally, 3.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Ford Heights, 41.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 63.4%. On a per-household basis, 38.1% of families are below the poverty line in Ford Heights.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.6% of Ford Heights residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.4% of Ford Heights residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 7.1% have a bachelor's degree and 3.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Ford Heights residents aged 5 and older, 2.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Ford Heights is 26.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Ford Heights, 13.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Ford Heights is $34,167.
In Ford Heights, 39.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 60.9% of housing units in Ford Heights.
Of all the housing units in Ford Heights, 8.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Ford Heights, 6.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ford Heights is $699.
In Ford Heights, 71.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.