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Living In Blue Island, IL

A town in Illinois, Blue Island has a population of approximately 23,000. With an average age of just under 37, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Illinois. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $881/month, which is $171 less than the state average.

There are three primary industries in Blue Island: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 19% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Blue Island workers take home an average annual income of around $54K, less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Blue Island's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Blue Island has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the state average. Additionally, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than most cities in Illinois, Blue Island residents find that getting to work takes some patience. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 36% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Blue Island is $965

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