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Population (year 2000): 23,463. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,788 (-2.9% change)
Males: 11,485 (48.9%), Females: 11,978 (51.1%)

Cook County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $36,520 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,400 (year 2000)

Blue Island, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Blue Island:

  • Hispanic (37.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (36.2%)
  • Black (24.1%)
  • Other race (17.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.7%), Irish (10.4%), Polish (6.7%), Italian (6.6%), English (2.3%), Swedish (1.5%).Island, Illinois

Elevation: 635 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Blue

For population 25 years and over in Blue Island

  • High school or higher: 66.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Island city

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

22.0% Foreign born (20.2% Latin America).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawn, IL Oak (6.4 miles www.RealtyStore.com )

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

Nearest cities: Park, IL (1.5 miles Calumet IL (2.1 miles Dixmoor, Park, IL (2.1 miles Merrionette IL (2.1 miles Posen, IL (2.2 miles Robbins, IL (3.6 miles Riverdale, IL (3.6 miles Midlothian, IL (3.7 miles Alsip,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 67 buildings, average cost: $59,600
  • 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

Latitude: 41.66 N, Longitude: 87.68 W

Area code: 708

Blue Island, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.2%), Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.7%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,507 (-6.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,849 (19.2%)

Crime in Blue Island by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 8 6 9 6 17
    per 100,000 34.1 25.6 38.4 25.6 72.5
Robberies 41 43 29 43 33
    per 100,000 174.7 183.3 123.6 183.3 140.6
Assaults 48 27 44 27 201
    per 100,000 204.6 115.1 187.5 115.1 856.7
Burglaries 181 270 240 270 225
    per 100,000 771.4 1150.7 1022.9 1150.7 959.0
Thefts 653 581 623 581 556
    per 100,000 2783.1 2476.2 2655.2 2476.2 2369.7
Auto thefts 182 178 134 178 174
    per 100,000 775.7 758.6 571.1 758.6 741.6
342.9 328.5 313.4 328.5 463.8

Average climate in Blue Island, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blue

Blue Island-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Blue Island city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Curtis Granderson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Mar 16, 1981), Danny Clark - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: May 9, 1977), Gary Sinise - (born 1955), actor, Bobby Frasor - College basketball player (North Carolina Tar Heels), Chris Hobson - College basketball player (Bowling Green Falcons).


Hospital/medical center in Blue Island:
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER (12935 S GREGORY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Blue Island:
  • INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; HARVEY, IL)
  • LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; EVERGREEN PARK, IL)
  • ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blue Island:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 20 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 27 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blue Island:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)

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.
  • 13 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.
  • 14 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:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 13 $29,417 $27,154 14 $11,017
Colleges/Universities in Blue Island:
  • ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 130; Location: 13010 S DIVISION ST; Private, for-profit; Website: eticampus.com)
  • CANNELLA SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 16; Location: 12840 S WESTERN AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Island:
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 11,188)
Public high schools in Blue Island:
  • DD EISENHOWER HIGH SCH (CAMPUS) (Students: 1,669; Location: 12700 SACRAMENTO AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACADEMY FOR LEARNING (Students: 235; Location: 13813 WESTERN AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blue Island:
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 594; Location: 2140 BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • PAUL REVERE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 2300 W 123RD PL; Grades: KG - 03)
  • VETERANS MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCH (Students: 391; Location: 12320 S GREENWOOD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EVERETT F KERR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 12915 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HORACE MANN SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 2975 BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • PAUL REVERE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 12331 S GREGORY ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 13043 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • GARFIELD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 13801 S CHATHAM; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Blue Island:
  • ST BENEDICT ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 301; Location: 2324 WEST NEW STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 12731 S WOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 12951 S MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SMALL FRY DAY CARE & KTGN (Students: 61; Location: 2000 YORK STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Blue Island:
  • BLUE ISLAND P.L. (Operating income: $678,715; Location: 2433 YORK STREET; 84,295 books; 4,545 audio materials; 2,114 video materials; 393 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Blue Island: Blue Island Water Works (A), Blue Island Public Library (B).

Churches in Blue Island include: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Saint Philip Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Saint Peter and Saint Paul Slovak Lutheran Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Orchard Street Christian Church (H).

Parks in Blue Island include: Central Park (1), Centennial Park (2), Hart Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Blue Island compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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