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Demographics Analysis

The people of Ford County, Illinois give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Ford County, Illinois)

Male:

Under 5 years : 488

5 to 9 years : 462

10 to 14 years : 530

15 to 17 years : 302

18 and 19 years : 197

20 years : 140

21 years : 79

22 to 24 years : 199

25 to 29 years : 338

30 to 34 years : 399

35 to 39 years : 361

40 to 44 years : 509

45 to 49 years : 550

50 to 54 years : 509

55 to 59 years : 499

60 and 61 years : 131

62 to 64 years : 189

65 and 66 years : 110

67 to 69 years : 157

70 to 74 years : 234

75 to 79 years : 123

80 to 84 years : 182

85 years and over : 161

Female:

Under 5 years : 407

5 to 9 years : 419

10 to 14 years : 469

15 to 17 years : 331

18 and 19 years : 151

20 years : 49

21 years : 126

22 to 24 years : 193

25 to 29 years : 344

30 to 34 years : 336

35 to 39 years : 382

40 to 44 years : 549

45 to 49 years : 555

50 to 54 years : 526

55 to 59 years : 399

60 and 61 years : 192

62 to 64 years : 194

65 and 66 years : 144

67 to 69 years : 196

70 to 74 years : 277

75 to 79 years : 236

80 to 84 years : 279

85 years and over : 365


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Ford County, Illinois)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 7,803

Multiple ancestry : 4,214

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 83

Ancestry not reported : 1,868


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Ford County, Illinois)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 13,673

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 3

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 72

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 114

Not a U.S. citizen : 106


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Ford County, Illinois)

Total:

Under 5 years : 895

5 to 17 years : 2,513

18 to 24 years : 1,134

25 to 34 years : 1,417

35 to 44 years : 1,801

45 to 54 years : 2,140

55 to 59 years : 898

60 and 61 years : 323

62 to 64 years : 383

65 to 74 years : 1,118

75 years and over : 1,346

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 813

5 to 17 years : 2,215

18 to 24 years : 972

25 to 34 years : 1,132

35 to 44 years : 1,371

45 to 54 years : 1,592

55 to 59 years : 677

60 and 61 years : 228

62 to 64 years : 327

65 to 74 years : 853

75 years and over : 946

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 61

5 to 17 years : 286

18 to 24 years : 139

25 to 34 years : 239

35 to 44 years : 381

45 to 54 years : 504

55 to 59 years : 182

60 and 61 years : 77

62 to 64 years : 46

65 to 74 years : 246

75 years and over : 386

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 9

25 to 34 years : 3

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 36

55 to 59 years : 12

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 10

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 3

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 21

5 to 17 years : 10

18 to 24 years : 14

25 to 34 years : 43

35 to 44 years : 49

45 to 54 years : 8

55 to 59 years : 27

60 and 61 years : 18

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 19

75 years and over : 11


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Ford County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 5,560

Female : 5,566

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,157

Female : 1,390

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 16

Female : 59

Foreign born:

Male : 116

Female : 104


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Ford County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence : 10,856

Born in other state in the United States : 2,502

Native: born outside the United States : 75

Foreign born : 151


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Ford County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,744

Now married, except separated : 4,865

Divorced : 1,048

Separated : 129

Widowed : 815

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 358

Now married, except separated : 1,415

Divorced : 280

Separated : 30

Widowed : 237

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 60

Divorced : 10

Separated : 0

Widowed : 3

Foreign born:

Never married : 55

Now married, except separated : 125

Divorced : 10

Separated : 0

Widowed : 9


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Ford County, Illinois)

Speak only English : 12,729

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 141

Speak English less than "very well" : 71

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 2

German:

Speak English "very well" : 37

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 30

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Gujarati:

Speak English "very well" : 14

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Thai:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Navajo:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Ford County, Illinois

  • German: 5,089   (36.3%)
  • Irish: 1,840   (13.1%)
  • English: 1,737   (12.4%)
  • United States Or American: 1,045   (7.5%)
  • Other Groups: 830   (5.9%)
  • Swedish: 715   (5.1%)
  • French (except Basque): 509   (3.6%)
  • Norwegian: 333   (2.4%)
  • Dutch: 314   (2.2%)
  • Italian: 305   (2.2%)
  • Scottish: 284   (2.0%)
  • Polish: 150   (1.1%)
  • Scotch-irish: 140   (1.0%)
  • Danish: 98   (0.7%)
  • French Canadian: 94   (0.7%)
  • British: 64   (0.5%)
  • Swiss: 61   (0.4%)
  • European: 54   (0.4%)
  • Welsh: 50   (0.4%)
  • Czech: 41   (0.3%)
  • Greek: 40   (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 39   (0.3%)
  • Belgian: 21   (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 18   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 18   (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 17   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 12   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 9   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Celtic: 8   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 7   (0.0%)
  • Finnish: 7   (0.0%)
  • Macedonian: 7   (0.0%)
  • Yugoslavian: 7   (0.0%)
  • Slovene: 5   (0.0%)
  • Slovak: 5   (0.0%)
  • Luxemburger: 2   (0.0%)
  • Arab: 1   (0.0%)
  • Canadian: 1   (0.0%)
  • Russian: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Ford County, Illinois is 13,968



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Ford County, Illinois: 6,849
Female Population in Ford County, Illinois: 7,119


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Ford County, Illinois: 38.9
Median Female Resident Age in Ford County, Illinois: 42.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Illinois is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Ford County, Illinois


White


Both sexes

43.0

Male

40.9

Female

45.1

Black or African American


Both sexes

27.4

Male

27.0

Female

27.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

22.5

Male

16.5

Female

30.5

Asian


Both sexes

34.3

Male

37.0

Female

31.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

23.0

Male

23.8

Female

17.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

18.3

Male

19.0

Female

17.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

23.8

Male

22.3

Female

26.3

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

43.2

Male

41.2

Female

45.2


(updated 2010)



Races in Ford County, Illinois


  • White: 13,584
  • African American: 221
  • American Indian: 13
  • Asian: 42
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 55
  • Two or More Races: 53



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Ford County, Illinois citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Ford County, Illinois

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 15   (0.34%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 6   (0.14%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 18   (0.41%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 164   (3.71%)
  • 9th Grade: 91   (2.06%)
  • 10th Grade: 104   (2.35%)
  • 11th Grade: 122   (2.76%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 98   (2.21%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,879   (42.46%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 348   (7.86%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 549   (12.41%)
  • Associate Degree: 317   (7.16%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 468   (10.58%)
  • Master's Degree: 135   (3.05%)
  • Professional School Degree: 75   (1.69%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 36   (0.81%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 6   (0.12%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 8   (0.16%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 24   (0.47%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 197   (3.84%)
  • 9th Grade: 94   (1.83%)
  • 10th Grade: 159   (3.1%)
  • 11th Grade: 132   (2.57%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 96   (1.87%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,137   (41.64%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 546   (10.64%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 627   (12.22%)
  • Associate Degree: 492   (9.59%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 422   (8.22%)
  • Master's Degree: 100   (1.95%)
  • Professional School Degree: 86   (1.68%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 6   (0.12%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Ford County, Illinois

  • Paxton-buckley-loda Cud 10


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 50, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-3314, Students: 1,500 )

  • Gibson City-melvin-sibley Cusd 5


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 217 E 17th St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-8296, Students: 1,123 )

  • Tri Point Cusd 6-j


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 128, Kempton, IL 60946, Phone: (815) 253-6299, Students: 583 )

  • Ford Special Education Coop


    ( Location: 217 E 17th St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-8296, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Ford County, Illinois

  • Gcms Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 902 N Church St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-4278, Students: 530 )

  • Clara Peterson Elem School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: 580 E Franklin, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-2531, Students: 372 )

  • Paxton-buckley-loda Jr High Sch


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: Box 50 Panther Way, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-9202, Students: 340 )

  • Pbl Eastlawn


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 341 E Center, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-2000, Students: 318 )

  • Gcms Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 316 E 19th St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-8731, Students: 265 )

  • Tri-point Jr High/elementary


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: Po Box 158, Piper City, IL 60959, Phone: (815) 686-2247, Students: 244 )

  • Tri Point Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-3, Location: Po Box 128, Kempton, IL 60946, Phone: (815) 253-6299, Students: 162 )

  • West Lawn School


    ( Location: 425 E Orleans, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-2411, )

  • First Christian Church


    ( Location: 112 W 12th St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-8505, )

  • Loda Elementary School


    ( Location: P O Box 50, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 386-2712, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Ford County, Illinois

  • Paxton-buckley-loda High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Box 50 Panther Way, Paxton, IL 60957, Phone: (217) 379-4331, Students: 470 )

  • Gcms High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 815 N Church St, Gibson City, IL 60936, Phone: (217) 784-4292, Students: 328 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Ford County, Illinois

  • Melvin Public Library


    102 South Center Street, Melvin, IL 60952

  • Moyer District Library


    618 S. Sangamon Ave, Gibson City, IL 60936

  • Paxton Carnegie Library


    254 South Market Street, Paxton, IL 60957

  • Piper City Public Library District


    39 West Main Street, Piper City, IL 60959

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Ford County, Illinois


  • Boot Hill Museum Inc


    500 W Wyatt Earp Front St, Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Dodge City 300


    Po Box 885, Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Ford County Historic Railroad Preservation Foundation


    1700 12th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Ford County Historical Society


    156 N Vermillion St, Paxton, IL 60957

  • Ford County Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 131, Dodge City, KS 67801
    http://www.skyways.org/orgs/fordco/

  • Ford County Museum Mueller-schmidt House


    , Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Friends Of The Zoo Inc


    Po Box 1231, Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society


    646 S South Park St, Paxton, IL 60957

  • Kansas Teachers Hall Of Fame


    Po Box 1674, Dodge City, KS 67801

  • Windthorst Heritage Inc


    Po Box 823, Dodge City, KS 67801

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Ford County, Illinois affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Ford County, Illinois.

Area Features of Ford County, Illinois


Airport


(1) Barnes Landing Strip Historical   (2) Bradbury Airport Historical   (3) C D Maulding Airport   (4) Clifford D Foster Airport Historical   (5) Gibson Community Hospital Heliport   (6) Hasselbring Airport   (7) John H Garrelts Airport Historical   (8) Otto Junior Airport Historical   (9) Paxton Airport   (10) Read Airport   (11) Roberts Rla Airport Historical   (12) Schertz Field   (13) Wright Airport Historical  

Building


(1) Cabery Fire Protection District   (2) Elliott Volunteer Fire Department   (3) Ford County Jail   (4) Ford County Sheriff S Office   (5) Gibson City City Hall   (6) Gibson City Fire Protection District   (7) Gibson City Police Department   (8) Gibson City Power Plant   (9) Kempton Fire Protection District   (10) Melvin Fire Protection District Melvin   (11) Melvin Fire Protection District Roberts   (12) Middlecoff Mansion   (13) Moyer Library   (14) Paxton Carnegie Library   (15) Paxton City Hall   (16) Paxton Fire Protection District   (17) Piper City Fire Department   (18) Sullivan Township Fire Protection District - Sibley Fire Department  

Canal


(1) Wall Town Drainage Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Blackford Cemetery   (2) Brewton Cemetery   (3) Drummer Township Cemetery   (4) Edgerville Cemetery   (5) Farmersville Cemetery   (6) Floridgeville Cemetery   (7) Glen Cemetery   (8) Hall Cemetery   (9) Meharry Cemetery   (10) Melvin Cemetery   (11) Mona Township Cemetery   (12) Mount Hope Cemetery   (13) Oregon Cemetery   (14) Pells Park   (15) Pontoppidan Cemetery   (16) Prospect Cemetery   (17) Saint Joseph Cemetery   (18) Ten Mile Grove Cemetery   (19) Trickle Grove Cemetery  

Church


(1) American Lutheran Church   (2) Bible Church   (3) Church Of Christ   (4) Church Of Christ Historical   (5) Church Of The Nazarene   (6) Evangelical Covenant Church   (7) Federated Church   (8) First Baptist Church   (9) First Christian Church   (10) First Congregational Church Historical   (11) First Lutheran Church   (12) First Presbyterian Church   (13) First Southern Baptist Church   (14) Gibson City Pentecostal Church   (15) Gibson City United Methodist Church   (16) Kingdom Hall Of Jehovahs Witnesses   (17) Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church   (18) Paxton Church Of Christ   (19) Paxton United Methodist Church   (20) Pontoppidan Lutheran Church   (21) Prairie Baptist Church   (22) Saint Alfreds Chapel   (23) Saint Marys Catholic Church   (24) Saint Peter Catholic Church   (25) Westminister Presbyterian Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Gibson City   (2) City Of Paxton   (3) Ford County   (4) Township Of Brenton   (5) Township Of Dix   (6) Township Of Drummer   (7) Township Of Germanville   (8) Township Of Lyman   (9) Township Of Mona   (10) Township Of Patton   (11) Township Of Peach Orchard   (12) Township Of Pella   (13) Township Of Rogers   (14) Township Of Sullivant   (15) Village Of Cabery   (16) Village Of Elliott   (17) Village Of Kempton   (18) Village Of Melvin   (19) Village Of Piper City   (20) Village Of Roberts   (21) Village Of Sibley  

Crossing


(1) Interchange 261  

Hospital


(1) Gibson Area Hospital And Health Services   (2) Gibson Manor Nursing Home   (3) Paxton Community Hospital Historical  

Lake


(1) Lake Genevieve Historical   (2) Lake Sibley  

Locale


(1) Beeset Station Historical   (2) Cow Creek Farm   (3) Fraily Farms   (4) Glazik Farms   (5) Grubbs Farms   (6) Harvest Moon Drive-in   (7) Hornstein Farms   (8) Kendrick Farm   (9) Moffett School   (10) Mueller Farms   (11) Railside Golf Club  

Mine


(1) Ashkum Quarry  

Park


(1) Belson Park   (2) Fulton Park   (3) Lafevre Park   (4) Lowery Park   (5) Mcmillen Baseball Park   (6) North City Park   (7) Prospect Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve   (8) South City Park  

Populated Place


(1) Cabery   (2) Elliott   (3) Garber   (4) Gibson City   (5) Guthrie   (6) Kempton   (7) Melvin   (8) Paxton   (9) Perdueville   (10) Piper City   (11) Roberts   (12) Sibley   (13) Stelle  

Post Office


(1) Cabery Post Office   (2) East Bend Post Office Historical   (3) Eldredgeville Post Office Historical   (4) Gibson City Post Office   (5) Piper City Post Office   (6) Sibley Post Office   (7) Sugar Loaf Post Office Historical  

School


(1) Adam School Historical   (2) Alpha Omega School   (3) Anderson School Historical   (4) Augustana College Historical   (5) Bishop School Historical   (6) Blackford School Historical   (7) Blake School Historical   (8) Blanchard School Historical   (9) Brinkman School Historical   (10) Burger School Historical   (11) Center School Historical   (12) Clara Peterson Elementary School   (13) Clayton School Historical   (14) Columbia School Historical   (15) Cothern School Historical   (16) Crandall School Historical   (17) Dehm School Historical   (18) Donahue School Historical   (19) Down School Historical   (20) Drendel School Historical   (21) Eclipse School Historical   (22) Eden School Historical   (23) Farmersville School Historical   (24) Freehill School Historical   (25) Froyd School Historical   (26) Gallahue School Historical   (27) Gibson City High School   (28) Gibson City-melvin-sibley Elementary School   (29) Gibson School Historical   (30) Glabe School Historical   (31) Graham School Historical   (32) Grand Prairie School Historical   (33) Guthrie School Historical   (34) Hall School   (35) Heavisides School Historical   (36) Herr School Historical   (37) Hevener School Historical   (38) Howell School Historical   (39) Hubly School Historical   (40) Kahle School Historical   (41) Keighin School Historical   (42) Kemp School Historical   (43) Lake Shore School Historical   (44) Larkin School Historical   (45) Lee School Historical   (46) Lily Dell School Historical   (47) Mcdermott School Historical   (48) Mckinney School Historical   (49) Miller School Historical   (50) Minch School Historical   (51) Miner School Historical   (52) North Union School Historical   (53) Ogilvie School Historical   (54) Paxton High School   (55) Paxton Public School Historical   (56) Paxton-buckley-loda Junior High School   (57) Pearson School Historical   (58) Phillips School Historical   (59) Pine Tree School Historical   (60) Pleasant Ridge School Historical   (61) Pleasant Valley School Historical   (62) Put School Historical   (63) Sand Ridge School Historical   (64) Scott School Historical   (65) Selock School Historical   (66) Shute School Historical   (67) Skeel School Historical   (68) Smith School Historical   (69) Stringtown School Historical   (70) Sullivan School Historical   (71) Taylor School Historical   (72) Tri-point Elementary School   (73) Tri-point Junior High School   (74) Trickel Grove School Historical   (75) Wagner School Historical   (76) Walker School Historical   (77) Walnut Dell School Historical   (78) Webber School Historical   (79) West Point School Historical   (80) White School Historical   (81) Woodward School Historical   (82) Zahn School Historical  

Stream


(1) Big Four Ditch   (2) West Branch Drummer Creek  

Tower


(1) Wgcy-fm Gibson City   (2) Wpxn-fm Paxton  

Woods


(1) Burr Oak Grove   (2) Drummer Grove Historical   (3) Heiting Grove   (4) Sharps Grove Historical   (5) Ten Mile Grove   (6) White Oak Grove Historical  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Ford County, Illinois

60957 (pop. 5,680) 60936 (pop. 4,218) 60959 (pop. 1,069)
60952 (pop. 698) 60962 (pop. 589) 61773 (pop. 548)
60919 (pop. 525) 60946 (pop. 447) 60933 (pop. 349)


Counties Nearby Ford County, Illinois

Iroquois County, IL  (pop. 29,236) 24.5 Miles
Champaign County, IL  (pop. 203,586) 28.7 Miles
Livingston County, IL  (pop. 38,511) 30.1 Miles
Mclean County, IL  (pop. 172,548) 34.9 Miles
Vermilion County, IL  (pop. 80,809) 39.1 Miles
Piatt County, IL  (pop. 16,499) 42.7 Miles
De Witt County, IL  (pop. 16,290) 44.7 Miles
Kankakee County, IL  (pop. 112,795) 45.0 Miles



Area Code(s) in Ford County, Illinois

815, 217



Elevation in Ford County, Illinois is 791.0 ft. (241.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Ford County, Illinois

Lat: 40.552455 N        Long: -88.223413 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Ford County, Illinois need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Illinois

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
  Total Electric Industry 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
  Total Electric Industry 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
  Total Electric Industry 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
  Total Electric Industry 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
  Total Electric Industry 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 5.00 2.42 2.14 0.00 0.00 2.23
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.39 5.02 5.95 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.38 4.99 5.95 0.00 6.96
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.49 6.92 0.00 0.00 6.28
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.53 4.76 5.55 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.31 4.99 5.63 0.00 6.94
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.71 0.95 1.48 0.00 1.29
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.18 4.49 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.71 7.51 4.57 6.48 0.00 7.02
  Total Electric Industry 8.71 7.40 4.65 6.37 0.00 6.90
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.57 1.62 3.08 0.00 2.02
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.69 3.67 3.97 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.39 7.41 4.75 5.76 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 8.39 7.52 4.89 5.88 0.00 6.94
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.30 1.44 0.00 0.00 1.73
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.70 3.67 0.00 0.00 4.02
  Full-Service Providers 8.38 7.35 4.74 0.00 5.87 7.07
  Total Electric Industry 8.38 7.30 4.86 0.00 5.87 6.86
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.81 1.11 0.00 0.00 1.40
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.15 3.70 0.00 0.00 3.89
  Full-Service Providers 8.37 8.03 4.57 0.00 5.70 7.16
  Total Electric Industry 8.37 7.54 4.65 0.00 5.70 6.80
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.66 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.25
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.21 3.74 0.00 0.00 3.95
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 8.41 4.60 0.00 5.61 7.37
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.75 4.61 0.00 5.61 6.95
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.54 0.88 0.00 0.00 1.21
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.35 0.00 0.00 4.47
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 8.59 4.46 0.00 5.59 7.38
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 7.95 4.69 0.00 5.59 7.07

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Ford County, Illinois

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 312   (4.9%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 232   (3.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 366   (5.7%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 722   (11.3%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 776   (12.2%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,117   (17.5%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,012   (15.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 466   (7.3%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 190   (3.0%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 125   (2.0%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 99   (1.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 24   (0.4%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 495   (7.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 433   (6.8%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Ford County, Illinois)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 5,215

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 819

In 3-person carpool : 69

In 4-person carpool : 40

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 6

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 17

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 13

Walked : 188

Other means : 45

Worked at home : 355


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Ford County, Illinois)

Less than 5 minutes : 970

5 to 9 minutes : 1,155

10 to 14 minutes : 696

15 to 19 minutes : 496

20 to 24 minutes : 452

25 to 29 minutes : 287

30 to 34 minutes : 748

35 to 39 minutes : 248

40 to 44 minutes : 386

45 to 59 minutes : 583

60 to 89 minutes : 235

90 or more minutes : 156


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Ford County, Illinois)

With Social Security income : 1,725

No Social Security income : 3,881


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Ford County, Illinois)

With retirement income : 932

No retirement income : 4,674


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Ford County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 149

$10,000 to $14,999 : 99

$15,000 to $19,999 : 52

$20,000 to $24,999 : 176

$25,000 to $29,999 : 233

$30,000 to $34,999 : 228

$35,000 to $39,999 : 237

$40,000 to $44,999 : 207

$45,000 to $49,999 : 241

$50,000 to $59,999 : 295

$60,000 to $74,999 : 598

$75,000 to $99,999 : 594

$100,000 to $124,999 : 422

$125,000 to $149,999 : 151

$150,000 to $199,999 : 117

$200,000 or more : 9


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Ford County, Illinois)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $59,661


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Ford County, Illinois

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 977  (26.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 290  (7.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 455  (12.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 73  (2.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 772  (21.0%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 875  (27.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 704  (21.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,147  (35.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 35  (1.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 21  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Ford County, Illinois

Employed: 7,173
Unemployed: 329



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Ford County, Illinois

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 38.7%
  • Other: 61.3%



Water Usage In Ford County, Illinois

Ground Water

 
Fresh 2.94 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 2.94 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 475 Farms In Ford County, Illinois


(updated 2008)



Banks In Ford County, Illinois

Vermilion Valley Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $371k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 5

Farmers-merchants National Bank Of Paxton - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $346.1k
    Industry Specialization: Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 3

First National Bank In Paxton - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $161.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Busey Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 42

Bank Of Gibson City - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $74k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 1

Heartland Bank And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 58

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Ford County, Illinois

  • Rantoul National Aviation Center


    (about 18.4 miles in Rantoul, Illinois; Airport Code: II1)

  • University of Illinois/Willard


    (about 35.5 miles in Savoy, Illinois; Airport Code: CMI)

  • Central Illinois Regional


    (about 37.3 miles in Bloomington, Illinois; Airport Code: BMI)

  • Greater Kankakee


    (about 40.9 miles in Aroma Park, Illinois; Airport Code: IKK)

  • Vermilion Regional


    (about 41.1 miles in Bismarck, Illinois; Airport Code: DNV)

  • Vermillon County


    (about 41.1 miles in Bismarck, Illinois; Airport Code: DNV)

  • Lowell Airport


    (about 59.9 miles in Schneider, Indiana; Airport Code: RQL)

  • Decatur Airport


    (about 60.2 miles in Decatur, Illinois; Airport Code: DEC)

  • Logan County


    (about 64.5 miles in Lincoln, Illinois; Airport Code: II4)

  • Purdue University


    (about 68.5 miles in Lafayette, Indiana; Airport Code: LAF)

  • Lewis University


    (about 73.2 miles in Homer Glen, Illinois; Airport Code: LOT)

  • Lewis University


    (about 73.2 miles in Homer Glen, Illinois; Airport Code: II2)

  • Illinois Valley Regional


    (about 73.5 miles in Peru, Illinois; Airport Code: VYS)

  • Coles County Memorial


    (about 74.2 miles in Mattoon, Illinois; Airport Code: MTO)

  • Greater Peoria


    (about 77.1 miles in Peoria, Illinois; Airport Code: PIA)

  • General Downing - Peoria International


    (about 77.1 miles in Peoria, Illinois; Airport Code: PIA)

  • Gary/Chicago International


    (about 84.8 miles in Gary, Indiana; Airport Code: GYY)

  • Aurora Municipal


    (about 85.2 miles in Sugar Grove, Illinois; Airport Code: AUZ)

  • Chicago Midway International


    (about 88.6 miles in Bedford Park, Illinois; Airport Code: MDW)

  • Porter County Municipal


    (about 88.9 miles in Valparaiso, Indiana; Airport Code: VPZ)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Ford County, Illinois

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

78.20%

Carpooled

10.61%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.18%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.03%

Bicycle

0.15%

Walked

3.91%

Other Means

0.94%

Worked At Home

5.98%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Ford County, Illinois, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Ford County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,083

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 298

Female householder, no husband present : 427

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,660

Householder not living alone : 138


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Ford County, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 103

Female householder and female partner : 18

Female householder and male partner : 116

All other households : 5,369


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Ford County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,774

Renter-occupied housing units : 309

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 193

Renter-occupied housing units : 105

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 221

Renter-occupied housing units : 206

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,195

Renter-occupied housing units : 603


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Ford County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 359

$10,000 to $14,999 : 338

$15,000 to $19,999 : 252

$20,000 to $24,999 : 398

$25,000 to $29,999 : 398

$30,000 to $34,999 : 434

$35,000 to $39,999 : 304

$40,000 to $44,999 : 273

$45,000 to $49,999 : 298

$50,000 to $59,999 : 398

$60,000 to $74,999 : 760

$75,000 to $99,999 : 634

$100,000 to $124,999 : 446

$125,000 to $149,999 : 161

$150,000 to $199,999 : 140

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Ford County, Illinois)

Total : 6,234


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Ford County, Illinois)

Occupied : 5,606

Vacant : 628


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Ford County, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Ford County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 59

Built 2000 to 2004 : 169

Built 1990 to 1999 : 287

Built 1980 to 1989 : 283

Built 1970 to 1979 : 946

Built 1960 to 1969 : 647

Built 1950 to 1959 : 852

Built 1940 to 1949 : 450

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,541


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Ford County, Illinois)

Utility gas : 3,848

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 937

Electricity : 661

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 98

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 29

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 33

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Ford County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 49

$10,000 to $14,999 : 25

$15,000 to $19,999 : 6

$20,000 to $24,999 : 81

$25,000 to $29,999 : 58

$30,000 to $34,999 : 76

$35,000 to $39,999 : 58

$40,000 to $49,999 : 194

$50,000 to $59,999 : 260

$60,000 to $69,999 : 513

$70,000 to $79,999 : 321

$80,000 to $89,999 : 516

$90,000 to $99,999 : 270

$100,000 to $124,999 : 651

$125,000 to $149,999 : 434

$150,000 to $174,999 : 380

$175,000 to $199,999 : 106

$200,000 to $249,999 : 203

$250,000 to $299,999 : 105

$300,000 to $399,999 : 47

$400,000 to $499,999 : 2

$500,000 to $749,999 : 15

$750,000 to $999,999 : 13

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Ford County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 94

Home equity loan only : 283

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 26

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,241

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,739


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Ford County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $237,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $207,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $121,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $116,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $112,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $97,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $85,600

Built 1940 to 1949 : $75,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $81,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Ford County, Illinois: 66.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Ford County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 29 29 $2,486,460
  Two Family 1 2 $100,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $222,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

31 35 $2,808,460
2000        
  Single Family 19 19 $1,968,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

19 19 $1,968,900
2001        
  Single Family 27 27 $2,756,074
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 12 $240,000
  Total

29 39 $2,996,074
2002        
  Single Family 27 27 $2,419,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $170,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

28 31 $2,589,000
2003        
  Single Family 27 27 $3,436,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

27 27 $3,436,500
2004        
  Single Family 33 33 $4,303,624
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

33 33 $4,303,624
2005        
  Single Family 40 40 $5,671,400
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $110,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

41 44 $5,781,400
2006        
  Single Family 39 39 $4,734,735
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

39 39 $4,734,735


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Ford County, IL): $38,073
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Ford County): $71,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Ford County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 68.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 16.5%
Electricity: 11.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 2.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 0.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Ford County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 10.49%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 89.51%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Ford County): $412
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Ford County): $700


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Ford County, Illinois are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Ford County, Illinois

Ford Iroquois Public Health De


     Address: 114 North 3rd, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 4/23/1974

Iroquois Home Health


     Address: 200 North Laird Lane, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 9/30/1994

Provena Home Health Care


     Address: 2018 Glen Park Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61821
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 6/1/1979

Carle Home Care


     Address: 206a West Anthony Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61822
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 9/12/1983

Precious Nurses Health Care, Inc


     Address: 104 W University Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 7/10/2007

Hospitals Close To Ford County, Illinois

Gibson Community Hospital


     Address: 1120 N Melvin Street, Gibson City, Illinois 60936
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Iroquois Memorial Hospital


     Address: 200 Fairman Street, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Carle Foundation Hospital


     Address: 611 West Park Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Provena Covenant Medical Center- Urbana


     Address: 1400 West Park Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Saint James Hospital


     Address: 2500 West Reynolds Street, Pontiac, Illinois 61764
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Ford County, Illinois

Illinois Knights Templar Ha


     Address: 450 Fulton Street P O Box 49, Paxton, Illinois 60957
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 74
     Percent Occupied: 99%

Greenbrier Lodge


     Address: 600 Maple Street, Piper City, Illinois 60959
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 47
     Percent Occupied: 78%

Heartland Hlth Cr Ctr-paxton


     Address: 1001 East Pells Street, Paxton, Illinois 60957
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 92
     Percent Occupied: 96%

Heritage Manor-gibson City


     Address: 620 East First Street, Gibson City, Illinois 60936
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 57
     Percent Occupied: 76%

Gibson Community Hsp Annex


     Address: 430 East 19th, Gibson City, Illinois 60936
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 42
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Asta Care Center - Ford County


     Address: 1240 North Market Street, Paxton, Illinois 60957
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 51
     Percent Occupied: 74%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Ford County, Illinois

Name: Braidwood
Address: RR1, Box 84; Braceville, IL 60407
Distance: 47 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Ford County, Illinois

    Retired Workers: 1,960
    Disabled Workers: 275
    Widowers Workers: 385
    Spouses Workers: 165
    Children Workers: 190


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Ford County, Illinois


Charges


All Other: $618,000


State Intergovernmental


General Support: $840,000
Highways: $403,000
Public Welfare: $19,000


Current Operations


Correctional Institutions: $343,000
Financial Administration: $113,000
Judicial And Legal Services: $452,000
Central Staff Services: $416,000
General Public Buildings: $177,000
Health Services - Other: $284,000
Regular Highways: $965,000
Police Protection: $1,296,000
General - Other: $772,000


Other Capital Outlay


Regular Highways: $440,000
Police Protection: $23,000


Tax


Property: $2,080,000
Other License: $810,000


Miscellaneous


Interest Earnings: $93,000
General Revenue, Nec: $81,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $4,353,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $1,948,000


(updated 2006)



Ford County, Illinois Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 29.51%
  • Bush & Cheney 69.62%
  • Other 0.86%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Ford County, Illinois citizens.

Relocation to Ford County, IL

7.01 % of Ford County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $30,281

Illinois Average 5.66 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Ford County, IL (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Champaign County , IL 1.90 % ($30,343 AGI )
  • Iroquois County , IL 0.98 % ($31,963 AGI )
  • Mclean County , IL 0.54 % ($25,067 AGI )
  • Livingston County , IL 0.43 % ($30,250 AGI )
  • Vermilion County , IL 0.23 % ($21,538 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.20 % ($30,545 AGI )
  • Kankakee County , IL 0.18 % ($38,800 AGI )

Relocation away from Ford County, IL

7.65 % of Ford County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $33,923

Illinois Average 5.99 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Ford County, IL (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Champaign County , IL 2.32 % ($34,481 AGI )
  • Iroquois County , IL 1.02 % ($36,053 AGI )
  • Mclean County , IL 0.48 % ($26,556 AGI )
  • Livingston County , IL 0.41 % ($32,826 AGI )
  • Kankakee County , IL 0.32 % ($34,889 AGI )
  • Vermilion County , IL 0.20 % ($30,545 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.18 % ($33,200 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Illinois

Low Bracket: $0 (3.00%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Illinois

6.25%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Ford County, Illinois is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Ford County, Illinois


On 06/08/1958, a tornado touched down 2.36 miles from the center of Ford County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 06/04/1999, a tornado touched down 4.67 miles from the center of Ford County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/05/1958, a tornado touched down 5.41 miles from the center of Ford County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 03/12/2006, a tornado touched down 7.22 miles from the center of Ford County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/12/1984, a tornado touched down 7.43 miles from the center of Ford County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.



Storms In Ford County, Illinois

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Hail        
04/26/1994, 08:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
05/24/2006, 04:20 pm 0 0 $1K --
05/24/2006, 04:08 pm 0 0 $15K --
05/24/2006, 03:34 pm 0 1 $25K --
05/24/2006, 03:30 pm 0 0 $4K --
07/08/2001, 01:40 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/14/2000, 01:00 pm 0 0 $150K --
07/06/1994, 02:50 pm 0 3 -- --
         



Tornados In Ford County, Illinois

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2006-04-16 1 40 -- 0 0 $10K --
  2004-05-30 -- 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-05-30 12 50 1 0 0 -- --
  2000-05-18 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2000-05-18 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1986-09-29 4 50 2 0 0 $3M --
  1986-09-29 5 50 2 0 0 $3M --
  1982-04-02 -- 200 -- 0 0 $250K --
  1980-05-24 9 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1980-05-24 -- 100 -- 0 0 -- --
  1978-06-25 16 400 2 0 0 $250K --
  1971-11-01 5 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1965-04-24 -- 40 1 0 0 $25K --
  1961-09-30 -- 33 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1957-03-14 7 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1956-08-11 13 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1954-05-31 24 400 2 0 2 $250K --
  1954-04-07 13 400 3 0 0 $250K --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Ford County, Illinois directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Illinois

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
17,100 17,890 23,749 19,695 23,604 21,007 21,317 28,206 22,406 22,891


(updated 2014)



Jails in Ford County, Illinois


  • Ford County Correctional Facility


    235 N. American Street, Paxton, IL 60957
    Capacity: 61
    Confined: 40
    Avg. Population: 43
    Year Built: 1992


(updated 2006)



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