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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Blue Island is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 22,446. Blue Island is in Cook County. Living in Blue Island offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blue Island there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Blue Island and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Blue Island are above average.
About Blue Island...
Population
22,446

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$833
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Blue Island Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    214.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    137.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    720.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Blue Island

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,340
National
$55,322
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Blue Island is a suburb that is very advanced and has a lot of communication between the city government and the people. City hall is always open to the people and they are able to join the town-hall meetings to express any concerns they may have. There is diversity in this city which means there are many different types of restaurants for all different types of people. Cultural celebrations are also very common, so it's fun to be a part of Blue Island. Something that needs to change is the gang activity. Although in the past years, there has been a decrease in violence, it's still not 100% safe to walk alone at night. More police monitoring should be established.
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It is a safe place, for my children and I. Police are nice and friendly! Extremely diverse! Many different events take place at the park district that are safe for families!
Blue Island is a very diverse neighborhood! It is so beautiful, unique, and affordable. The place has a lot of character and it is very special.