Blue Island, Illinois Population 2021

22,549
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Blue Island is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 22,549, it is the 107th largest city in Illinois and the 1693rd largest city in the United States . Blue Island is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -4.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,706 in 2010. Blue Island reached it's highest population of 23,884 in 2013. Spanning over 4 miles, Blue Island has a population density of 5,539 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blue Island is $58,403 with a poverty rate of 17.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $122,700. 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 Island was:

  • White: 48.54%
  • Black or African American: 31.67%
  • Other race: 16.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Asian: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Blue Island, Illinois is 22,549 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,074.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,706.

Blue Island, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,97648.54%
Black or African American7,16231.67%
Some Other Race3,64616.12%
Two or More Races5552.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native2341.03%
Asian380.17%
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Blue Island Population by Race

Blue Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Blue Island Median Age

35.7


Total

33.8


Male

37.5


Female

Blue Island Adults

There are 17,119 adults, (2,396 of whom are seniors) in Blue Island.

Blue Island Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Island Sex Ratio

Female

11,393

50.39%

Male

11,218

49.61%

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
Married72.3%27.7%
Male58.1%41.9%
All49.4%50.6%
Female40.8%59.2%
Non Family30.8%69.2%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blue Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8642.8749.4
Non Family2,7111.2130.8
Married2,6153.9572.3
Female1,8193.5340.8
Male7193.4858.1

3.64

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Blue Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,79812.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,3789.36%
High School Graduate4,33429.43%
Some College3,71325.21%
Associates Degree1,3379.08%
Bachelors Degree1,4269.68%
Graduate Degree7405.03%
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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
Hispanic6,2404,123482
Black4,5774,020836
White3,6223,140768
Other Race2,2331,346179
2+ Races25925564
Native American17516315
Asian382616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 98.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.11%.

Blue Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,799$34,353$30,851
Less Than 9th Grade$26,618$27,468$21,711
High School Graduate$30,444$33,609$23,378
Some College$35,656$42,276$31,460
Bachelors Degree$41,250$38,832$43,309
Graduate Degree$63,835$$49,973

$31,799

Average Earnings

$34,353

Average Male

$30,851

Average Female

Blue Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Island Language by Age

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Blue Island Language

58.51% of Blue Island residents speak only English, while 41.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.67% of the population.

Blue Island Language

Blue Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,1561,76524.66%
Hispanic10,6371,54114.49%
White4,24568816.21%
Other3,64657815.85%
Native23410745.73%
Multiple555132.34%

17.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.94%

Male Poverty Rate

17.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Island is Native, with 45.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Island is Multiple, with 2.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.77%.

Blue Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School19.89%
Less Than 9th Grade15.36%
Some College14.67%
Bachelors or Greater6.05%

Blue Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.75%
Female Unemployed31.12%
Female Employed5.45%
Male Employed5.45%

Blue Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,398$58,403
Families$56,458$66,703
Married Families$66,089-
Non Families$29,556$39,589
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Income by Household Type

Blue Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

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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715

Number of Veterans

660

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam261
Second Gulf War161
First Gulf War101
Korea37
World War II9

Blue Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64260
65 to 74160
35 to 54132
18 to 3484
75+79

Blue Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4164.95%
Black2614.63%
Hispanic1141.54%
2+ Races196.51%
Other Race190.74%

Blue Island Veterans by Race

Blue Island Veterans by Education

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21.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Island Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

10%

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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67.06%

Born in Blue Island

78.04%

Native Born

21.96%

Foreign Born

11.69%

Non Citizen

10.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.04% of Blue Island residents were born in the United States, with 67.06% having been born in Illinois. 11.69% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,549-175-0.77%
202022,724-175-0.76%
201922,899-175-0.76%
201823,074-243-1.04%
201723,317-220-0.93%
201623,537-170-0.72%
201523,707-134-0.56%
201423,841-43-0.18%
201323,884210.09%
201223,863560.24%
201123,807880.37%
201023,7192560.11%
200023,4632,2601.02%
199021,203-652-0.30%
198021,855-774-0.35%
197022,6293,0111.44%
196019,6181,9961.08%
195017,6229840.58%
194016,6381040.06%
193016,5345,1103.77%
192011,4243,3813.57%
19108,0431,9292.78%
19006,1142,7856.27%
18903,3290.00%

Blue Island Population by Year