Blue Island, Illinois Population 2022

22,328
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Blue Island is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Blue Island has a 2020 population of 22,328. Blue Island is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,558 in 2010.

The average household income in Blue Island is $58,403 with a poverty rate of 18.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $897 per month, and the median house value is $126,900. The median age in Blue Island is 35.7 years, 33.8 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Blue Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blue Islandwas:

  • White: 49.70%
  • Black or African American: 31.42%
  • Other race: 16.14%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.13%
The current population of Blue Island, Illinois is 22,328 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,558.

Blue Island, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,51049.70%
Black or African American7,27631.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.13%
Asian970.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.29%
Some Other Race3,73716.14%
Two or More Races4421.91%
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Blue Island Population by Race

Blue Island Population Pyramid 2022

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Blue Island Median Age

35.9


Total

33.9


Male

38.1


Female

Blue Island Adults

There are 17,447 adults, (2,511 of whom are seniors) in Blue Island.

Blue Island Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Island Sex Ratio

Female

11,447

49.43%

Male

11,713

50.57%

Blue Island Population by Age

Blue Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blue Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.5%29.5%
All51%49%
Male49%51%
Female42.9%57.1%
Non Family34.9%65.1%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blue Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9262.9151
Married2,8873.8970.5
Male7763.4149
Female1,7943.4642.9
Non Family2,4691.2234.9

3.56

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Blue Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,10414.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,4139.50%
High School Graduate4,39929.58%
Some College3,21821.64%
Associates Degree1,2358.30%
Bachelors Degree1,59310.71%
Graduate Degree9106.12%
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Blue Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian974534
Native American30248
2+ Races22819256
White3,9813,557874
Black4,4554,005944
Other Race2,1241,083250
Hispanic6,2833,646625
Islander6842

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.05%.

Blue Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,340$39,200$31,037
Less Than 9th Grade$28,674$31,139$21,715
High School Graduate$31,046$40,640$24,375
Some College$35,345$39,288$33,663
Bachelors Degree$46,673$46,765$46,371
Graduate Degree$45,669$$34,766

$33,340

Average Earnings

$39,200

Average Male

$31,037

Average Female

Blue Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Island Language by Age

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Blue Island Language

59.38% of Blue Island residents speak only English, while 40.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.56% of the population.

Blue Island Language

Blue Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,2652,08028.63%
Hispanic10,8761,53214.09%
White4,70266214.08%
Other772NaN%

18.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.73%

Male Poverty Rate

18.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Island is Black, with 28.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Island is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.43%.

Blue Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.73%
High School20.23%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.79%

Blue Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.65%
Male Unemployed45.71%
Female Employed7.26%
Female Unemployed39.27%

Blue Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,859$64,282
Families$58,815$71,786
Married Families$71,310$86,502
Non Families$30,420$42,435
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Income by Household Type

Blue Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Island Married by Age and Sex

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Blue Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blue Island Marital Status by Race

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Blue Island Marital Status

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750

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War186
First Gulf War123
Vietnam227
Korea42
World War II10

Blue Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34108
35 to 54155
55 to 64205
65 to 74176
75+106

Blue Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4875.41%
Black2183.97%
Other Race190.77%
2+ Races268.39%
Hispanic1001.33%

Blue Island Veterans by Race

Blue Island Veterans by Education

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14.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Island Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Island Employment by Age

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Blue Island Employment by Race

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Blue Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.42%

Born in Blue Island

79.08%

Native Born

20.92%

Foreign Born

11.45%

Non Citizen

9.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.08% of Blue Island residents were born in the United States, with 68.42% having been born in Illinois. 11.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blue Island Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18903,3290.00%
19006,1142,7856.27%
19108,0431,9292.78%
192011,4243,3813.57%
193016,5345,1103.77%
194016,6381040.06%
195017,6229840.58%
196019,6181,9961.08%
197022,6293,0111.44%
198021,855-774-0.35%
199021,203-652-0.30%
200023,4632,2601.02%
201023,7062430.10%
201123,591-115-0.49%
201223,476-115-0.49%
201323,361-115-0.49%
201423,246-115-0.49%
201523,131-115-0.49%
201623,016-115-0.50%
201722,901-115-0.50%
201822,786-115-0.50%
201922,671-115-0.50%
202022,558-113-0.50%
202122,443-115-0.51%
202222,328-115-0.51%

Blue Island Population by Year