Blue Island

33 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Blue Island Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    189
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    25
    37
  • Robbery
    239
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    684
    575
  • Theft
    1,707
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    327
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,023
National
$53,046
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

33 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2
Overall there doesn't seem to be a lot of crime during the day but I would not walk outside by myself at dark. If I were to live in this same city I would live more north farther away from Calumet City. Compared to other places in the country I would say it's a little below the middle. The roads are horrible and filled with potholes, train crossing are the worst and very bumpy.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
I like that it's a very close community. There is a lot of opportunities to serve around the area. One thing that I would like to see around the area is more after school alotctivities for kids to be able to maintain them busy and active.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
There doesn't seem to be too much crime during the day but I often see suspicious people walking around as it gets darker. I see police cars regularly patrolling the streets.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago