Blue Island, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 23,361 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 
Males: 11,382  (48.7%)
Females: 11,979  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60472, 60827.

Blue Island Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,717 (it was $36,520 in 2000)
Blue Island:

$42,717
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,829 (it was $16,156 in 2000)

Blue Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,909 (it was $102,200 in 2000)
Blue Island:

$123,909
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,044; detached houses: $322,226; townhouses or other attached units: $144,460; in 2-unit structures: $224,363; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,493; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $94,704; mobile homes: $30,974

Median gross rent in 2017: $863.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Island: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blue Island, IL (2017)
    • 11,03149.4%Hispanic
    • 6,27128.1%Black alone
    • 4,30219.3%White alone
    • 5962.7%Two or more races
    • 1130.5%Asian alone
    • 760.3%Other race alone
    • 310.1%American Indian alone

Races in Blue Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Blue Island, Illinois as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Island is 798 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Blue Island by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.4)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(30.4)
16
(70.2)
7
(31.0)
7
(31.3)
6
(26.9)
5
(22.8)
11
(46.3)
2
(8.4)
6
(25.2)
11
(46.5)
16
(68.5)
10
(42.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
61
(265.1)
52
(228.2)
50
(221.8)
52
(232.2)
61
(273.2)
38
(173.5)
40
(168.2)
51
(214.1)
57
(239.0)
49
(207.3)
47
(201.3)
32
(137.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
271
(1,178)
175
(767.9)
48
(212.9)
22
(98.2)
48
(215.0)
66
(301.4)
61
(256.6)
33
(138.5)
45
(188.7)
54
(228.5)
97
(415.5)
50
(214.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
247
(1,073)
243
(1,066)
238
(1,056)
230
(1,027)
275
(1,232)
193
(881.4)
181
(761.2)
161
(675.9)
163
(683.6)
127
(537.3)
64
(274.1)
68
(291.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
590
(2,564)
446
(1,957)
293
(1,300)
293
(1,308)
381
(1,707)
406
(1,854)
405
(1,703)
285
(1,196)
407
(1,707)
381
(1,612)
282
(1,208)
168
(720.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
197
(856.1)
174
(763.6)
137
(607.6)
115
(513.5)
109
(488.2)
100
(456.7)
80
(336.5)
89
(373.6)
78
(327.1)
59
(249.6)
74
(316.9)
52
(223.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.4)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)594.3492.2308.4279.6366.9312.1287.1248.9271.9275.6299.7194.1

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City-data.com crime index in Blue Island, IL

Crime rate in Blue Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 47 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Illinois average:

2.67
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Ancestries: German (2.9%), American (2.4%), Italian (2.3%), Irish (2.2%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/05/1894

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 4.03 square miles.

Population density: 5,797 people per square mile   (average).

Blue Island, Illinois map

4,784 residents are foreign born (19.5% Latin America).

This city:

21.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,023 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,673 (3.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oak Lawn, IL (5.5 miles , pop. 55,245).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (12.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Calumet Park, IL (1.1 miles ),
Robbins, IL (1.4 miles ),
Merrionette Park, IL (1.4 miles ),
Dixmoor, IL (1.4 miles ),
Posen, IL (1.5 miles ),
Riverdale, IL (1.7 miles ),
Alsip, IL (1.7 miles ),
Midlothian, IL (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.66 N, Longitude: 87.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,097 (-18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,362 (13.4%)

Area code: 708

Distribution of median household income in Blue Island, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blue Island, IL in 2017
Blue Island satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $140,900
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Blue Island, IL residents
Average permit cost in Blue Island, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Blue Island, IL
Historical housing units in Blue Island, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +2,290 (+10.8%).
Most common industries in Blue Island, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.4%)
  • Food (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Blue Island, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in Blue Island, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blue Island, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 98.7. This is worse than average.

City:

98.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.52
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.23
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0168. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0168
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Blue Island-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Blue Island city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from Blue Island center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blue Island:

  • METROSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 12935 S GREGORY)
  • SSM HOSPICE AT ST FRANCIS BLUE ISLAND (12935 SOUTH GREGORY, ROOM 612)
  • BLUE ISLAND NURSING HOME (2427 WEST 127TH STREET)
  • FMC - BLUE ISLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (12200 SOUTH WESTERN AVE.)
  • MSMC HOME CARE, LLC (12935 S GREGORY)

Amtrak stations near Blue Island:

  • 7 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Blue Island:

  • ETI School of Skilled Trades (Full-time enrollment: 169; Location: 13010 S Division St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.eticampus.com)
  • Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 12943 S Western Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: cannellabeautyschools.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Island:

  • Saint Xavier University (about 4 miles; Chicago, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,576)
  • South Suburban College (about 5 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Chicago State University (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 9 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,044)

Public high school in Blue Island:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blue Island:

Private elementary/middle school in Blue Island:

  • ST BENEDICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 194, Location: 2324 NEW ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Blue Island

Library in Blue Island:

  • BLUE ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,509,091; Location: 2433 YORK STREET; 74,201 books; 3,974 audio materials; 5,561 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 307 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • TLC Learning Center is a private pre school and kindergarten student population is 155
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 is now WWME (ME-TV). WFBT is now Channel 48 W54AP no longer broadcasts
  • Orchard Street Christian Church is now Family of Hope Christian Church! For more information, please see www.familyofhopechristianchurch.com.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blue Island: Blue Island Water Works (A), Blue Island Fire Department Station 2 (B), Blue Island Fire Department Station 1 (C), Blue Island Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blue Island include: Church of Christ (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Evangelical Community Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Grace Methodist Church (G), Orchard Street Christian Church (H), Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Blue Island include: Hart Park (1), Central Park (2), Centennial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Lodge (11840 Cicero Avenue).

Birthplace of: Robert Seyfarth - Architect, Marcheline Bertrand - Actress and producer, Peter Brown (singer) - Male singer, Anthony E. Zuiker - Producer of CSI, Christian Picciolini - Television producer, Curtis Granderson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Mar 16, 1981), Danny Clark - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: May 9, 1977), Danny Clark (American football) - Football player, Eugene Rousseau (saxophonist) - Classical musician, Gary Sinise - (born 1955), actor.

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Island that have no violations reported:

  • BLUE ISLAND (Population served: 23,463, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Blue Island in 2010:

  • 28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Blue Island in 2000:

  • 22 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Blue Island (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Blue Island at 11960 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • First Midwest Bank: Blue Island Branch at 12015 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1912/09/12. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Bank, National Association: at 13057 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1896/06/01. Info updated 2007/12/05: Bank assets: $627.2 mil, Deposits: $501.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Great Lakes Financial Resources, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in Blue Island:

Marital status in Blue Island, IL
  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Island:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blue Island
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Blue Island:

(Blue Island, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Blue Island, IL (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
Cook County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Here:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Cook County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook County:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blue Island:

21.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blue Island:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Island, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$248,173$82,72412$7,666
Firefighters 25$135,694$65,1331$2,214
Streets and Highways 18$72,303$48,2025$13,295
Other and Unallocable 15$65,341$52,27325$22,054
Judicial and Legal 9$32,508$43,3445$3,459
Sewerage 8$35,384$53,0762$2,398
Parks and Recreation 3$7,834$31,3369$5,425
Financial Administration 3$15,600$62,4001$596
Other Government Administration 2$7,664$45,98416$18,855
Fire - Other 1$3,237$38,8440$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 120$623,738$62,37476$75,962

Blue Island government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $654,000 ($28.00)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,775,000 ($247.21)
    Regular Highways: $4,004,000 ($171.40)
    Financial Administration: $3,899,000 ($166.90)
    Water Utilities: $3,366,000 ($144.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,086,000 ($89.29)
    Libraries: $1,421,000 ($60.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,198,000 ($51.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $991,000 ($42.42)
    Central Staff Services: $950,000 ($40.67)
    General - Other: $589,000 ($25.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $410,000 ($17.55)
    Sewerage: $407,000 ($17.42)
    General Public Buildings: $315,000 ($13.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($18.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $95,000 ($4.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($2.23)
    Libraries: $41,000 ($1.76)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,495,000 ($406.45)

Blue Island government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,150,000 ($92.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,384,000 ($59.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,068,000 ($45.72)
    Sewerage: $686,000 ($29.37)
    Parking Facilities: $116,000 ($4.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $487,000 ($20.85)
    General Local Government Support: $178,000 ($7.62)
    Public Welfare: $11,000 ($0.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($1.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,256,000 ($53.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $719,000 ($30.78)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,762,000 ($161.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,460,000 ($190.92)
    Highways: $1,093,000 ($46.79)
    Water Utilities: $291,000 ($12.46)
    Other: $35,000 ($1.50)
  • Tax - Property: $8,330,000 ($356.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,492,000 ($63.87)
    Other License: $741,000 ($31.72)

Blue Island government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,591,000 ($453.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,786,000 ($333.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,811,000 ($120.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($0.21)

Blue Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,522,000 ($150.76)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
Businesses in Blue Island, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless2RadioShack1
Curves1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS2
FedEx3Walgreens1
H&R Block1White Castle1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Island:

  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBEE (1570 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, IL)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Island:

  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Island:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Blue Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 755ft / 230mTotal length
  • $38,739,000Total costs
  • 408,175Total average daily traffic
  • 24,199Total average daily truck traffic
  • 445,932Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Island, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Island, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blue Island)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blue Island, IL)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9416D , Serial Number: 22-6390, Year manufactured: 1958
    Registrant (Individual): Lloyd C Miller, 11955 Vincennes Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9648E , Serial Number: 11AC1289, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): George Marks, 2659 W 122nd Place, Blue Island, IL 60406
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/24/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$119,96125$80,011154$133,01014$18,0568$226,70615$100,6191$21,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$127,5582$282,00027$130,1674$38,4830$03$88,0830$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$139,90314$106,121110$135,34633$24,1541$375,77016$131,5432$27,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$114,9741$161,00049$149,4390$01$240,0002$155,7100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$133,8574$187,38515$142,4600$00$01$100,5200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8212.00 , 8213.00, 8234.00, 8235.00, 8236.03, 8243.00, 8268.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$115,7700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$166,1503$183,323
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$104,0002$139,785
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$190,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8212.00 , 8213.00, 8234.00, 8235.00, 8236.03, 8243.00, 8268.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blue Island, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blue Island, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 106. The highest number of fires - 182 took place in 2018, and the least - 24 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blue Island, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.5%), and Outside Fires (21.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blue Island, IL
    • 96653.5%Structure Fires
    • 39421.8%Outside Fires
    • 26114.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 18410.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Island, IL
Most common first names in Blue Island, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21272.9 years
Mary17479.5 years
William15474.1 years
Edward11074.5 years
Joseph10974.9 years
George10874.5 years
Robert10769.1 years
Frank9875.1 years
James9268.2 years
Charles9173.0 years
Most common last names in Blue Island, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6975.1 years
Schultz4280.6 years
Jones3277.6 years
Smith3076.1 years
Anderson2473.0 years
Williams2374.8 years
Olson2277.3 years
Davis2174.3 years
Nelson1975.7 years
Koehler1881.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Island, IL
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Island, IL
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Electricity
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Blue Island compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Blue Island on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 (60827) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (60472) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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