Blue Island, Illinois 

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Population

23,652

12% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.4%

Median Income

$39,023

Avg. Home Price

$94,500

Best Places to Live in Blue Island, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Blue Island
Zip Codes: 60406
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Blue Island is 6.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blue Island jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Blue Island's cost of living is 8.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Blue Island's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Blue Island's population is 23,652 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.55%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Blue Island is $94,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -31.53%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Blue Island public schools spend $13,545 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Blue Island. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Blue Island

It's not a good time to buy in Blue Island. Home Appreciation is down -1.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Blue Island Real Estate.

The median home price in Blue Island is $94,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Blue Island    1 Reviews
Blue Island, IL: Friendly, diverse, charming - 9/16/2017
I've lived in Blue Island for about 20 years, and I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else. The community is welcoming, the housing is unique and charming, and we are a... (Read More)

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ZIP CODES IN BLUE ISLAND, ILLINOIS
60406