Blue Island 67 Average
Blue Island Livability #630 ranked city in Illinois#16,576 ranked city in the USARanks better than 43% of areas
A+ Blue Island Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Blue Island Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Illinois
Blue Island
964% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Blue Island cost of living
D- Blue Island Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,97920% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5120% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
21%Year over year crime is up
Blue Island crime
F Blue Island Employment Household income is 30% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$41,30525% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,02333% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%83% higher than the US average
Blue Island employment
C Blue Island Housing Home value is 35% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$114,20038% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79916% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Blue Island real estate or Blue Island rentals
F Blue Island Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
17%66% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Blue Island K-12 schools
A- Blue Island User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Blue Island
Overall user rating
79% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Blue Island, IL

      Blue Island is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 22,446 residents. In Blue Island, there are 5,513 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Blue Island is mostly populated by White (40%) and Black or African American (28%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Blue Island are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 38% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Living in Blue Island can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, cost of living, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Blue Island and in the areas around Blue Island is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 62/100, Blue Island is ranked #21,554 in the United States and #863 in Illinois. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Blue Island ranks well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Blue Island ranks poorly for, including: crime (D-), weather (D), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Blue Island, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Assuming that Blue Island meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Blue Island. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Blue Island are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Blue Island come in at $114,200, which is 34.7% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Blue Island, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 6.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Blue Island area were 12.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.1%.

      Blue Island transportation information

      StatisticBlue IslandIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute32min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.1%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit11.5%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home0.8%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Blue Island, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).