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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    189
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    239
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    684
    525
  • Theft
    1,707
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    327
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Blue Island Reviews

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Overall there doesn't seem to be a lot of crime during the day but I would not walk outside by myself at dark. If I were to live in this same city I would live more north farther away from Calumet City. Compared to other places in the country I would say it's a little below the middle. The roads are horrible and filled with potholes, train crossing are the worst and very bumpy.
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I like that it's a very close community. There is a lot of opportunities to serve around the area. One thing that I would like to see around the area is more after school alotctivities for kids to be able to maintain them busy and active.
There doesn't seem to be too much crime during the day but I often see suspicious people walking around as it gets darker. I see police cars regularly patrolling the streets.