U.S. Beacon September 21, 2021

Blue Island, IL

Cook County, Illinois

Latitude: 41.658412     Longitude: -87.679424
Population 22,788 (2005)
Elevation of Blue Island, Illinois: 635 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1706704, place: Blue Island city, Illinois)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 6,898 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 543 (7.87%)
Kindergarten: 495 (7.18%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 3,295 (47.77%)
High school (grades 9-12): 1,330 (19.28%)
College or graduate school: 1,235 (17.9%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 13,993 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 2,227 (15.92%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 2,536 (18.12%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 3,953 (28.25%)
Some college, no degree: 3,016 (21.55%)
Associate degree: 622 (4.45%)
Bachelor's degree: 1,155 (8.25%)
Graduate or professional degree: 484 (3.46%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 66%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 17,257 (100%)
Never married: 6,121 (35.47%)
Now married, except separated: 7,927 (45.93%)
Separated: 442 (2.56%)
Total Widowed: 1,064 (6.17%)
Widowed Female: 816 (4.73%)
Total Divorced: 1,703 (9.87%)
Divorced Female: 948 (5.49%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 767 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 299 (38.98%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 16,262 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 1,403 (8.63%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 6,031 (100%)
--With a disability: 386 (6.4%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 12,973 (100%)
--With a disability: 2,948 (22.72%)
----Percent employed: 55.9%
--No disability: 10,025 (77.28%)
----Percent employed: 72.2%
Population 65 years and over: 2,251 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,130 (50.2%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 21,277 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 12,478 (58.65%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 7,842 (36.86%)
--Same county: 7,063 (33.2%)
--Different county: 779 (3.66%)
----Same state: 315 (1.48%)
----Different state: 464 (2.18%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 957 (4.5%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 23,341 (100%)
Native: 18,182 (77.9%)
--Born in United States: 18,026 (100%)
----State of residence: 15,602 (66.84%)
----Different state: 2,424 (10.39%)
--Born outside United States: 156 (0.67%)
Foreign born: 5,159 (22.1%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 2,046 (8.77%)
--Naturalized citizen: 1,725 (7.39%)
--Not a citizen: 3,434 (14.71%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 5,159 (100%)
Europe: 328 (6.36%)
Asia: 64 (1.24%)
Africa: 19 (0.37%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 4,742 (91.92%)
Northern America: 6 (0.12%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 21,277 (100%)
English only: 13,106 (61.6%)
Language other than English: 8,171 (38.4%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 4,589 (21.57%)
--Spanish: 7,541 (35.44%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 4,292 (20.17%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 564 (2.65%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 276 (1.3%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 0 (0%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 0 (0%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 23,341 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 25,110% (107.58%)
Arab: 99 (0.42%)
Czech: 192 (0.82%)
Danish: 47 (0.2%)
Dutch: 254 (1.09%)
English: 550 (2.36%)
French (except Basque): 307 (1.32%)
French Canadian: 133 (0.57%)
German: 2,735 (11.72%)
Greek: 137 (0.59%)
Hungarian: 84 (0.36%)
Irish: 2,438 (10.45%)
Italian: 1,550 (6.64%)
Lithuanian: 149 (0.64%)
Norwegian: 71 (0.3%)
Polish: 1,562 (6.69%)
Portuguese: 30 (0.13%)
Russian: 43 (0.18%)
Scotch-Irish: 63 (0.27%)
Scottish: 118 (0.51%)
Slovak: 176 (0.75%)
Subsaharan African: 104 (0.45%)
Swedish: 346 (1.48%)
Swiss: 10 (0.04%)
Ukrainian: 22 (0.09%)
United States or American: 269 (1.15%)
Welsh: 11 (0.05%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 39 (0.17%)
Other ancestries: 13,571 (58.14%)

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