B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$819
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

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
    189
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    239
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    684
    1
  • Theft
    1,707
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    327
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,670
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Blue Island Reviews

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There is very little to do around here. Not much diversity in the food available. Though there are some very friendly people here, it is not very safe. My mother was violently attacked on her way to work and whenever I have to walk home at night (which is frequent because the buses around here run infrequently and are rarely on schedule ) I am often catcalled or even followed by strange men. The only surprising perk I have encountered is that the police department is very helpful and friendly. That, and there is no Chicago tax. It isn't as bad or full of urban decay as some of Chicago's worse neighborhoods, but I would never live here willingly.
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I grew up in the town of Blue Island, Illinois. It's a very cultural and peaceful environment. The historic homes in this town are a classic enrichment and serve as community icons. I would taste Blue Island, Illinois with five stars however, the freight trains often cause delays and traffic congestion.
Blue Island is starting to grow and there is a great diversity. Often you see families walking there dogs and walking around. It is beautiful town with wonderful bakeries, parks and stores. Although there are too many car repair shops and bars, I wouldn't live any where else. Growing up, I never wanted to leave