Blue Island, IL

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Population

22,446

0% growth

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$41,340

0.0847% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

10,213

2.08% growth

Median Property Value

$113,800

0.35% decline

About

In 2017, Blue Island, IL had a population of 22.4k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $41,340. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blue Island, IL stayed from 22,446 to 22,446, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $41,305 to $41,340, a 0.0847% increase.

The population of Blue Island, IL is 48.6% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% Black or African American Alone, and 19.5% White Alone. 40.8% of the people in Blue Island, IL speak a non-English language, and 88.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blue Island, IL are Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island (18 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Blue Island, IL is $113,800, and the homeownership rate is 51.8%. Most people in Blue Island, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Blue Island, IL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Blue Island, IL employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Blue Island, IL are Retail Trade (1,497 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Manufacturing (1,218 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($56,563), Public Administration ($50,189), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,659).

Median household income in Blue Island, IL is $41,340. Males in Blue Island, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Blue Island, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,340

2017 value

± $4,771

0.0847%

1 Year Growth

± 14.7%

Households in Blue Island, IL have a median annual income of $41,340, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,305 in 2016, which represents a 0.0847% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Blue Island, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Blue Island, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Blue Island, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blue Island, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8234

  2. Census Tract 8235

  3. Census Tract 8213

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blue Island, IL was Census Tract 8234 with a value of $47,786, followed by Census Tract 8235 and Census Tract 8213, with respective values of $46,962 and $36,434.

The following map shows all of the places in Blue Island, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blue Island, IL (4.28k out of 22.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    1,897 ± 354

  2. Black

    1,682 ± 334

  3. White

    1,442 ± 300

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blue Island, IL is Hispanic, followed by Black and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.2k

2017 Value

± 811

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blue Island, IL grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 10k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blue Island, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,398 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,324 people), and Production Occupations (857 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blue Island, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blue Island, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,398 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,324 people), and Production Occupations (857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blue Island, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.11 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blue Island, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($210,242), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,813), and Management Occupations ($64,948).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 811

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blue Island, IL grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 10k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blue Island, IL, are Retail Trade (1,497 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Manufacturing (1,218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blue Island, IL, though some of these residents may live in Blue Island, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Blue Island, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,497 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Manufacturing (1,218 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blue Island, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.74 times), and Retail Trade (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blue Island, IL, by median earnings, are Information ($56,563), Public Administration ($50,189), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,659).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of Blue Island, IL has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 9.68% on Medicare, 7.04% on non-group plans, and 0.736% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Blue Island, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Blue Island, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

43.8%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

9.68%

Medicare

7.04%

Non-Group

0.736%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blue Island, IL declined by 18.9% from 15.2% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blue Island, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Blue Island, IL is home to a population of 22.4k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.2% of Blue Island, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Blue Island, IL is composed of 10.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (48.6%), 6.39k Black or African American Alone residents (28.5%), 4.38k White Alone residents (19.5%), 558 Two or More Races residents (2.49%), 110 Asian Alone residents (0.49%), 68 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.303%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.178%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Blue Island, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,362 speakers), Italian (104 speakers), and Urdu (81 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blue Island, IL was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Blue Island, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Blue Island, IL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.2% of Blue Island, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blue Island, IL was 21.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Blue Island, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Blue Island, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

88.9%

2017 Citizenship

87.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.9% of Blue Island, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blue Island, IL was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10.9k ± 1.45k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.39k ± 709

  3. White Alone

    4.38k ± 528

In 2017, there were 1.71 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (10.9k people) in Blue Island, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.39k Black or African American Alone and 4.38k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Blue Island, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,362 speakers (38.7%)

  2. Italian

    104 speakers (0.482%)

  3. Urdu

    81 speakers (0.375%)

40.8% of Blue Island, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Blue Island, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 38.7% of the overall population of Blue Island, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.482% speak Italian and 0.375% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    357 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    133 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    107 ± 74

Blue Island, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Blue Island, IL awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Blue Island, IL is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 40 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blue Island, IL are Hispanic or Latino (10 and 55.6%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 44.4%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Blue Island, IL by number of degrees awarded are Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blue Island, IL are General Cosmetology (18 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Blue Island, IL was General Cosmetology with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Blue Island, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Blue Island, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

17

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blue Island, IL, which is 0.0588 times less than the 17 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Blue Island, IL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 10 degrees mean that there were 1.25 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blue Island, IL was $113,800 in 2017, which is 0.523 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,200 to $113,800, a 0.35% decrease. The homeownership rate in Blue Island, IL is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blue Island, IL have an average commute time of 33.2 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.

Income

Household Income

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$41,340

Median Household Income

± $4,771

8.44k

Number of Households

± 671

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.44k households in Blue Island, IL grew to $41,340 from the previous year's value of $41,305.

The following chart displays the households in Blue Island, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$113,800

2017 Median

± $4,099

$114,200

2016 Median

± $5,628

In 2017, the median property value in Blue Island, IL declined from to $113,800 from the previous year's value of $114,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blue Island, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blue Island, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Blue Island, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blue Island, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.8%

2017 Homeownership

53.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.8% of the housing units in Blue Island, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blue Island, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blue Island, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blue Island, IL have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blue Island, IL have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Blue Island, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.8%

  2. Public Transit

    12.4%

  3. Carpooled

    9.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blue Island, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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