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2.81% decline
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Median Household Income
9.6% growth
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2.53% growth
Median Property Value
3.87% decline


The economy of Blue Island, IL employs 10,005 people. The economy of Blue Island, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.73; 1.43; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Blue Island, IL are Retail trade (1,418), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,314), and Manufacturing (1,188), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($56,250), Utilities ($53,487), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($42,250).

Median household income in Blue Island, IL is $41,305. Males in Blue Island, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Blue Island, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Blue Island, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Blue Island, IL is home to a population of 22,446 people, from which 87.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Blue Island, IL is composed of 10,976 Hispanic residents (48.9%), 6,245 Black residents (27.8%), 4,537 White residents (20.2%), 489 Two+ residents (2.18%), and 103 Asian residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Blue Island, IL are Spanish (8,362 speakers), Italian (104 speakers), and Urdu (81 speakers), but compared to other places, Blue Island, IL has a relative high number of Spanish (8,362 speakers), Urdu (81 speakers), and Italian (104 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Blue Island, IL awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Blue Island, IL is skewed N/A females, with 0 male students and 24 female students. Most students in Blue Island, IL are Black or African American (19 and 79.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 16.7%), Unknown (1 and 4.17%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Blue Island, IL by number of graduates are Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island (24 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Blue Island, IL are General Cosmetology (23 and 95.8%), Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 4.17%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Blue Island, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Blue Island, IL is $114,200, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $118,800 to $114,200, a 3.87% increase. The homeownership rate of Blue Island, IL is 53.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Blue Island, IL have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blue Island, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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