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Blue Island, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Island is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 41.6576 and longitude -87.6811. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Blue Island, but most people and references simply refer to it as Blue Island, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Blue Island indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Island: Portland.

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Blue Island, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,739
Population in Households 23,670
Population in Familes 19,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 5,831
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 8,022
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 5,430
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,025 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,997 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $149,022
Average Home Value $161,820


Median Household Income $41,022
Average Household Income $50,823
Per Capita Income $17,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.03% 0.17%
Families -0.1% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blue Island, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Island to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 103 93rd
Population Density1 # 29 98th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 1118 18th
Per Capita Income # 1305 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.