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Ford Heights is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community, incorporated in 1949, took its name from its proximity to a Ford plant and the community of Chicago Heights.

The latitude of Ford Heights is 41.506N. The longitude is -87.591W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,382.


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$17,500
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ford Heights demographic reports
Prior to the 1860s, the area served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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0% of Ford Heights residents report German ancestry, and 0% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ford Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ford Heights was $8,938, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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4% of Ford Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ford Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.


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Libraries in Ford Heights include Ford Heights Public Library ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ford Heights political report.

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The average commute time for Ford Heights workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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