Ladd is the center of the local music scene with the Cancun in Ladd hosting shows at least once a month. Lanuti's Tavern and Rip's Tavern are area wide favorites famous for their fried chicken. Ladd is located a few miles north of Interstate 80 on Illinois Route 89.
There were 559 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,029, and the median income for a family was $49,783. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,696. About 3.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.