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Encyclopedia > Blue Island, Illinois
Blue Island, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1900.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township Bremen, Calumet, Thornton and Worth
Government Council-manager
Mayor Donald Peloquin

pop = 23,463 density-km = 2,247.9 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Location of Blue Island in Chicagoland Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 256 colors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... The Chicagoland region is colored red. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...

Population (2000) {{{pop}}} (up 10.66% from 1990)
Pop. density {{{density-km}}}/km² (5,822.4/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60406, 60827
Area code 708
Land area 10.4 km² (4.0 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $16,156
Household: $36,236
Home value Mean:    $107,931 (2000)
Median: $102,200
Website www.blueisland.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
53.68% 24.10% 37.93% 0.37% 0.03% 34.85% 17.68%

Blue Island (formerly Portland) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, USA. The population was 23,463 at the 2000 census. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The percent sign. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Mr. ... The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is an integrated telephone numbering plan of 24 countries and territories: the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, and 16 Caribbean nations. ... Area code 708 covers western and southern Cook County and eastern and southern Will County in Illinois. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... A real estate appraisal is a service performed, by an appraiser, that develops an opinion of value based upon the highest and best use of real property. ... In mathematics, an average or central tendency of a set (list) of data refers to a measure of the middle of the data set. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... In probability theory and statistics, a median is a number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution from the lower half. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Blue Island is so named because it is situated south of a ridge of land that was once an island when the glacial Lake Chicago covered the area thousands of years ago. Early pioneers gave the ridge, located in the present day neighborhood of Beverly at 41°42′12.5″N, 87°40′37″W, the name because at a distance it looked like an island in set a tractless prairie sea. The blue color has attributed to atmospheric scattering or to blue flowers growing on the ridge. The city is a hub for Metra trains. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Beverly, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Prairie grasses Prairie refers to an area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ...

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Geography

Blue Island is located at 41°39′30″N, 87°40′46″W (41.658412, -87.679424).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.4 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.18%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 23,463 people, 8,247 households, and 5,467 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,247.9/km² (5,822.4/mi²). There were 8,750 housing units at an average density of 838.3/km² (2,171.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.68% White, 24.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.68% from other races, and 3.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.93% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,247 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.54. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,520, and the median income for a family was $42,277. Males had a median income of $31,599 versus $26,425 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,156. About 12.3% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Blue Island's claims to fame

The railroad bridges at Blue Island

Acclaimed actor Gary Sinise was born in Blue Island. The rock band Enuff Z'Nuff also originated in this town; one of their songs on the album Strength is named "Blue Island," and a later album is titled Welcome to Blue Island. Chicago-born glamour model & artist Traci Glon grew up in Blue Island, IL. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Enuff Znuff is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, led by Donnie Vie (guitar, keyboards and vocals) and Chip Znuff (bass and vocals). ...


Also, scenes from the 1987 film Light of Day, starring Michael J. Fox, were filmed in Blue Island, including the scenes at the arcade "The Video Zone" (now a Big Boy submarine sandwich shop). Light of Day is a 1987 drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett and Michael McKean. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ...


Scenes from the movie Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood, were filmed in Blue Island. Scenes from the short lived television show Cupid were filmed here as were two episodes of the t.v. series Early Edition.


Current Detroit Tigers Outfielder and lead-off hitter Curtis Granderson was born in Blue Island. Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ...


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Blue Island, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (502 words)
Blue Island (formerly Portland) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, USA.
Blue Island is so named because it is situated on a ridge of land that was once an island when the glacial Lake Chicago existed thousands of years ago.
The the name is also believed by some to be associated with a breed of blue flower that once covered the ridge, making it look like a blue island if viewed from a distance.
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