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Housing Analysis

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(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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