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Ford County, IL
The county was named for Gov. Thomas Ford

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The county is in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 14,270. This was an increase of  .20% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$38,073
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ford County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Ford County was $28,485. This was an increase of 18.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 92% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Paxton

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36% of Ford County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ford County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Ford County include Blackford Cemetery, Brewton Cemetery, Drummer Township Cemetery, Farmersville Cemetery, Glen Cemetery, Hall Cemetery, Meharry Cemetery, Melnin Cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Ford County include Brenton, Button, Cabery, Dix, Drummer, Elliott, Gibson City, Kempton, Lyman, Melvin ... View communities

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School districts in Ford County include Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Cusd 5, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Cu Dist 10 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Ford County include Melvin Public Library, Moyer District Library, Paxton Carnegie Library, Piper City Public Library ... View libraries

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Ford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ford County political report.

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