is a village located in Cook County, Illinois
. As of the 2000
census, the village had a total population of 3,456.
Geography\nFord Heights is located at 41°30'33" North, 87°35'17" West (41.509285, -87.587938)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of 4.6 km²
). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,456 people, 984 households, and 779 families residing in the village. The population density
is 753.9/km² (1,954.9/mi²). There are 1,019 housing units at an average density of 222.3/km² (576.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 1.77% White, 95.89% African American
, 0.06% Native American
, 0.12% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 2.52% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 984 households out of which 48.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.5% are married couples living together, 49.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% are non-families. 18.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.51 and the average family size is 3.98.
In the village the population is spread out with 45.3% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 70.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $17,500, and the median income for a family is $16,706. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $20,243 for females. The per capita income for the village is $8,938. 49.0% of the population and 45.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 62.0% are under the age of 18 and 29.1% are 65 or older.