|Ford County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
486 sq mi (1,260 km²)
486 sq mi (1,258 km²)
<1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.11%
29/sq mi (11/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Geography[edit | edit source]
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Kankakee County (north)
- Iroquois County (east)
- Vermilion County (southeast)
- Champaign County (south)
- McLean County (southwest)
- Livingston County (west)
History[edit | edit source]
The Libertarian Party has performed well enough in recent elections to gain "established party" status, making it easier for Libertarian candidates to appear on the ballot. This is the only county in Illinois where this is the case.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,241 people, 5,639 households, and 3,902 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 6,060 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.18% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,639 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,073, and the median income for a family was $44,947. Males had a median income of $32,085 versus $22,320 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,860. About 5.70% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
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- History of Ford County - Information from Centurama Celebrating The First 100 Years of Ford County, Illinois 1859-1959
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