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Population in 2012: 23,816 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 

Males: 11,927  (50.1%)
Females: 11,889  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  31.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60472, 60827.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,787 (it was $36,520 in 2000)
Blue Island:

$40,787
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,110

Blue Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,999 (it was $102,200 in 2000)
Blue Island:

$126,999
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,992; Detached houses: $148,790; Townhouses or other attached units: $178,877; In 2-unit structures: $183,795; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,682; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,012; Mobile homes: $14,475

Median gross rent in 2012: $836.

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  • Hispanic - 10,540 (44.9%)
  • Black alone - 7,530 (32.1%)
  • White alone - 4,904 (20.9%)
  • Two or more races - 254 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 147 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 54 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blue Island: 103.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (7.5%), Italian (6.0%), Polish (4.6%), Irish (4.6%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/05/1894

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 4.03 square miles.

Population density: 5,910 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Blue Island:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Island city:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

4,795 residents are foreign born

This city:  20.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Blue Island, Illinois as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Island to the number of sex offenders is 953 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,312 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,955 (2.1%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.66 N, Longitude: 87.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,020 (-12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,415 (14.8%)

Area code: 708

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Crime rates in Blue Island by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2000010003103
per 100,000 8.50.00.00.00.04.30.00.00.013.44.60.012.6
Rapes 8966177167765112
per 100,000 34.138.425.625.773.430.470.231.031.326.922.846.38.4
Robberies 41294343336152505261384051
per 100,000 174.7123.6183.3184.2142.4265.1228.2221.8232.2273.2173.5168.2214.1
Assaults 48442727201271175482248666133
per 100,000 204.6187.5115.1115.7867.31177.7767.9212.998.2215.0301.4256.6138.5
Burglaries 181240270270225247243238230275193181161
per 100,000 771.41022.91150.71156.7970.91073.41066.41055.61027.01231.8881.4761.2675.9
Thefts 653623581581556590446293293381406405285
per 100,000 2783.12655.22476.22489.02399.12564.11957.21299.51308.31706.61854.11703.31196.5
Auto thefts 1821341781781741971741371151091008089
per 100,000 775.7571.1758.6762.5750.8856.1763.6607.6513.5488.2456.7336.5373.6
Arson 0100010003110
per 100,000 0.04.30.00.00.04.30.00.00.013.44.64.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 368.5331.8341.9343.7503.5599.9496.8311.3282.2370.3315.0289.8251.2

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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:

2.76

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Blue Island, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,290 (+10.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blue Island-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 130% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Blue Island center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Blue Island:

  • FMC - BLUE ISLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 12200 SOUTH WESTERN AVE.)
  • MSMC HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 12935 S GREGORY)
  • METROSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 12935 S GREGORY)
  • SSM HOSPICE AT ST FRANCIS BLUE ISLAND (Hospital, 12935 SOUTH GREGORY, ROOM 612)
  • BLUE ISLAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 2427 WEST 127TH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Blue Island, IL

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.

Local government website: www.blueisland.org

Colleges/Universities in Blue Island:

  • Environmental Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 101; Location: 13010 S Division St; Private, for-profit)
  • Cannella School of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 42; 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: 2,797)
  • South Suburban College (about 5 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • Chicago State University (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,206)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,743)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 10 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 7,761)

Public high schools in Blue Island:

Private high schools in Blue Island:

  • BLUE CAP SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 1962 BROADWAY; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • THE FORUM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 2755 YORK ST; Grades: 12 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blue Island:

Private elementary/middle schools in Blue Island:

  • ST BENEDICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 2324 NEW ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 12951 MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Blue Island, map of school districts: COOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 130, W HARVEY-DIXMOOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 147, COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 218

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.

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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).

 
Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0161. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0161
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.20
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.2. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Island and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE ISLAND (Address: 13051 S GREENWOOD AVE , Population served: 23463, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between DEC-07-1992 and FEB-07-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-07-1994 to FEB-07-1994)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.2% for American Indian residents, 24.1% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blue Island, IL

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

Blue Island compared to Illinois state average:

Blue Island, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blue Island travel time to work - commute


Blue Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Here:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,597$33,5824$1,831
Other Government Administration 6$33,799$67,59815$5,652
Police Protection - Officers 40$231,987$69,59615$10,353
Police - Other 0$0 15$6,994
Firefighters 22$113,301$61,8018$1,561
Streets and Highways 19$67,518$42,6434$3,793
Sewerage 9$35,037$46,7160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,222$50,6646$4,738
Local Libraries 15$42,673$34,13814$14,437
Other and Unallocable 32$101,581$38,09357$26,526
Totals for Government 146$635,715$52,251138$75,885

Blue Island government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,466,000 ($187.52)
    Financial Administration: $3,361,000 ($141.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,546,000 ($106.90)
    Regular Highways: $2,040,000 ($85.66)
    General - Other: $1,732,000 ($72.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,595,000 ($66.97)
    Libraries: $1,116,000 ($46.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,113,000 ($46.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $830,000 ($34.85)
    Central Staff Services: $576,000 ($24.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $257,000 ($10.79)
    General Public Buildings: $208,000 ($8.73)
    Parking Facilities: $75,000 ($3.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $970,000 ($40.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $36,000 ($1.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,696,000 ($323.14)

Blue Island government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,088,000 ($45.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $990,000 ($41.57)
    All Other: $928,000 ($38.97)
    Sewerage: $555,000 ($23.30)
    Parking Facilities: $247,000 ($10.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($0.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $752,000 ($31.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $508,000 ($21.33)
    Interest Earnings: $483,000 ($20.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,948,000 ($123.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,904,000 ($163.92)
    Highways: $1,150,000 ($48.29)
    Public Welfare: $93,000 ($3.90)
    All Other: $33,000 ($1.39)
  • Tax - Property: $6,180,000 ($259.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,884,000 ($79.11)
    Other License: $681,000 ($28.59)

Blue Island government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,531,000 ($820.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,515,000 ($777.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,366,000 ($57.36)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000 ($14.70)

Blue Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,634,000 ($152.59)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Blue Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 30
Total length: 539 meters (1,768ft)
Total costs: $64,360,000
Total average daily traffic: 632,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 26,407

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 19
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blue Island, IL



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 78
  • Hazardous Condition: 61

Incident types - Blue Island


See full 2006 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
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

Blue Island on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 (60827) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul M. Lesley (20)
  • John Louis Kotos (3)
  • Robert P. Helmin (2)
  • Ronald Michael Bloom (1)
  • Robertson Transformer Co. (1)
  • Carl D. Luenser (1)
  • Namaste Laboratories, L.l.c. (1)
  • Adam Flynn (1)
  • Jeff Kantarek (1)
  • Peter W. Shackle (1)

Total of 35 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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