Ford County, IL

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Population
13,398
0.535% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
Median Age
43

Poverty Rate
15.8%

Median Household Income
$51,120
0.529% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$98,400
2.19% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
6,264
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ford County, IL had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $51,120. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ford County, IL declined from 13,470 to 13,398, a -0.535% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,851 to $51,120, a 0.529% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ford County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.6%), Other (Hispanic) (1.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.776%). 0% of the households in Ford County, IL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.5% of the residents in Ford County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Ford County, IL was $98,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%. Most people in Ford County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Ford County, IL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ford County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 70% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.1%), followed by Other (7.85%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ford County, IL
70% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Ford County, IL is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.918% of Ford County, IL residents were born outside of the country (123 people).

In 2018, there were 58.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Ford County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 214 White (Hispanic) and 213 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ford County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 32
  2. White (Hispanic)
    214 ± 102
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    213 ± 102
3.19%
Hispanic Population
427 people

In 2018, there were 58.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Ford County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 214 White (Hispanic) and 213 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Ford County, IL are hispanic (427 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ford County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.918%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
123 people
1.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
161 people

As of 2018, 0.918% of Ford County, IL residents (123 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ford County, IL was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Ford County, IL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
56
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 16.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ford County, IL was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Ford County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Ford County, IL residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Ford County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ford County, IL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    347 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 68
  3. Korea
    103 ± 53

Ford County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ford County, IL is $51,120. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ford County, IL was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $68,250, followed by Census Tract 9617 and Census Tract 9616, with respective values of $60,815 and $54,271.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Ford County, IL employs 6.26k people. The largest industries in Ford County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (963 people), Manufacturing (814 people), and Retail Trade (686 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,750), Public Administration ($56,000), and Finance & Insurance ($54,063).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,120
2018 value
± $2,513
0.529%
1 Year Growth
± 7.84%

Households in Ford County, IL have a median annual income of $51,120, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,851 in 2017, which represents a 0.529% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Ford County, IL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ford County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9619
  2. Census Tract 9617
  3. Census Tract 9616

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ford County, IL was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $68,250, followed by Census Tract 9617 and Census Tract 9616, with respective values of $60,815 and $54,271.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ford County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ford County, IL (2.05k out of 13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,913 ± 241
  2. Hispanic
    138 ± 75
  3. Other
    83 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ford County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.26k
2018 Value
± 378
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 8.34%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ford County, IL grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 6.18k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ford County, IL, are Management Occupations (706 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (684 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (509 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ford County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ford County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (706 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (684 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (509 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ford County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.42 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.74 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ford County, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,429), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,583).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.26k
2018 Value
± 378
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 8.34%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ford County, IL grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 6.18k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ford County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (963 people), Manufacturing (814 people), and Retail Trade (686 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ford County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Ford County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ford County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (963 people), Manufacturing (814 people), and Retail Trade (686 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ford County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.65 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.74 times), and Utilities (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ford County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,750), Public Administration ($56,000), and Finance & Insurance ($54,063).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $122B
  2. $88.6B
  3. $84.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $122B, followed by Gasoline ($88.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($84.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.07T
2018 Value in Illinois
$2.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
101% growth

In 2018, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.07T. This is expected to increase 101% to $2.16T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $75.5B
  2. $51.8B
  3. $48B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $75.5B, followed by Wisconsin with $51.8B and Michigan and $48B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ford County, IL was $98,400 in 2018, which is 0.428 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $100,600 to $98,400, a 2.19% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ford County, IL is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ford County, IL have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ford County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,400
2018 Median
± $5,283
$100,600
2017 Median
± $6,083

In 2018, the median property value in Ford County, IL declined from to $98,400 from the previous year's value of $100,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ford County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ford County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,120
Median Household Income
± $2,513
5.78k
Number of Households
± 346

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.78k households in Ford County, IL grew to $51,120 from the previous year's value of $50,851.

The following chart displays the households in Ford County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ford County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ford County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
2018 Homeownership
71%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.6% of the housing units in Ford County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ford County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ford County, IL have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Ford County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.82%)

In 2018, 80.4% of workers in Ford County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.26%) and those who worked at home (4.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ford County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ford County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Ford County, IL has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 0.785% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Ford County, IL see 1326 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.151% decrease from the previous year (1328 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2592 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 206 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,326 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ford County, IL

Primary care physicians in Ford County, IL see an average of 1,326 patients per year. This represents a 0.151% decrease from the previous year (1,328 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ford County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Illinois
$4,875
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$4,959
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,116
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.27%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
22.3%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
0.785%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ford County, IL declined by 9.11% from 6.9% to 6.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ford County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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