Blue Island demographics profile

StatisticBlue IslandIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)5,51322291
Median age36.437.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English59%77%79%
Speak Spanish38%13%13%
Blue Island, IL has a population of 22,446 and is the 1,937th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,513 per sq mi which is 2380% higher than the Illinois average and 5986% higher than the national average. The median age in Blue Island is 36 which is approximately 3% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Blue Island, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 59% speak English and 38% speak Spanish. 68% of Blue Island residents were born in Illinois, 10% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 22% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Blue Island is 2380% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Blue Island is 3% lower than Illinois.
  • In Blue Island 39.62% of the population is White.
  • In Blue Island 28.35% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Blue Island 0.46% of the population is Asian.

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Blue Island population breakdown by race

RaceBlue IslandIllinoisNational
Black or African American28.35%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.86%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.57%2.34%3.06%
Other race27.14%5.86%4.75%
In Blue Island, 48.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Blue Island, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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