Blue Island, Illinois 

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-2.4% since 2020

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8.9 / 4.7

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Best Places to Live in Blue Island, Illinois

Blue Island is an incorporated city situated within Cook County, Illinois boasting plenty of activities like visiting its local museums like the Performing Arts Center suitable for anyone interested in the area's history plus nearby Little Calumet River has various events and exhibits convenienty situated close by. There are also several shopping outlets and eateries providing unique items or delicious cuisine good for anyone looking to browse around or have a meal out during their visit here! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Blue Island
Zip Codes: 60406
Cost of Living: -7.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Blue Island, Il Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Harsh climate
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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.


The unemployment rate in Blue Island is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Blue Island jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Blue Island's cost of living is 7.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Blue Island's Cost of Living

September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Blue Island, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. More Voting Stats

Blue Island's population is 22,934 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Blue Island is Real Estate: $175,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Blue Island

It's a good time to buy in Blue Island. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Blue Island is $175,000.
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Reviews for Blue Island   2 Reviews
Has been city running on fumes. - 5/5/2020
If you enjoy crime, pollution , rats, unemployment, corruption, overcrowded schools and subpar city services bad streets and alleys then by all means stay or move in.... Read More

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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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