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Blue Island is a city in Cook County, Illinois, located approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Chicago's Loop. Blue Island is adjacent to the city of Chicago and shares its northern boundary with that city's Morgan Park neighborhood. The population was 23,706 at the 2010 United States Census. Blue Island was established in the 1830s as a way station for settlers traveling on the Vincennes Trace, and the settlement prospered because it was conveniently situated a day's journey outside of Chicago. The late-nineteenth-century historian and publisher Alfred T. Andreas made the following observation regarding the appearance of the young community in History of Cook County Illinois (1884), "The location of Blue Island Village is a beautiful one. Nowhere about Chicago is there to be found a more pleasant and desirable resident locality." Since its founding, the city has been an important commercial center in the south Cook County region, although its position in that respect has been eclipsed in recent years as other significant population centers developed around it and the region's commercial resources became spread over a wider area. In addition to its broad long-standing industrial base, the city enjoyed notable growth in the 1840s during the construction of the feeder canal (now the Calumet Sag Channel) for the Illinois and Michigan Canal, as the center of a large brick-making industry beginning in the 1850s, which eventually gave Blue Island the status of brick-making capitol of the world. Beginning in 1883, Blue Island was also host to the car shops of the Rock Island Railroad. Blue Island was home to several breweries, who used the east side of the hill to store their product before the advent of refrigeration, until the Eighteenth Amendment made these breweries illegal in 1919. A large regional hospital and two major clinics are also located in the city. Although initially settled by "Yankee" stock, Blue Island has been the point of entry for many of America's immigrants, beginning in the 1840s with the arrival of a large German population that remained a prominent part of the city's ethnic makeup for many years. By 1850, half of Blue Island's population was either foreign-born or the children of foreign-born residents. Later, significant groups came from Italy, Poland, Sweden and Mexico.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Blue Island in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Blue Island like a local. The nearest major city to Blue Island is Chicago. Chicago, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Art Institute Of Chicago, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. Also, to reach Blue Island, you'll have to take a flight to Chicago; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Blue Island can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Blue Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Blue Island

    Know the pollution level of Blue Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.91 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.76 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 26.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.58 (Very Low)
  • Blue Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Blue Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Blue Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.4 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.13 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.59 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 54.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.72 (High)
    • Attacks 61.3 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 24.79 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.97 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.74 (High)
  • Living in Blue Island - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Blue Island is 159.38 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 34.55 (Low)
    • Climate Index 66.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.39 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.11 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.51 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.6 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.19 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Blue Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Blue Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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