Blue Island, IL


Highest Appreciating Blue Island Neighborhoods Since 2000

Blue Island, IL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Blue Island Housing Market Information

With 23,652 people, 8,471 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $128,166, house prices in Blue Island are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Blue Island, accounting for 46.58% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Blue Island include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.65%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 22.86%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.36%).

People in Blue Island primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Blue Island has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in Blue Island was primarily built before 1939 ( 39.22%), making the housing stock in Blue Island some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Blue Island. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 38.51%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 16.37%). There's also some housing in Blue Island built between 2000 and later ( 5.90%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Blue Island. Fully 13.70% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Blue Island homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Blue Island real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Blue Island Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Blue Island over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 32.64% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Blue Island home appreciation rates at 0.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.74%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Blue Island that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Blue Island real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Blue Island appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.73%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 71.68% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Blue Island. Blue Island appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.74%.

Relative to Illinois, our data show that Blue Island's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Illinois.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Blue Island differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Blue Island - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Blue Island real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,118,000 0.7
$838,001 - $1,118,000 0.3
$559,001 - $838,000 0.4
$447,001 - $559,000 0.2
$335,001 - $447,000 0.7
$223,001 - $335,000 6.0
$112,001 - $223,000 50.6
$56,001 - $112,000 30.5
$0 - $56,000 10.5

Average for IL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
60.851986405719 51.0126582278481

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Blue Island Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
-0.25% -0.01% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,045 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.32
Renters 45.68
Vacant 13.70

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Blue Island HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.9
1970 - 1999 16.4
1940 - 1969 38.5
1939 or Older 39.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 46.6
Townhomes 3.4
Small Apt. Buildings 22.9
Apt. Complexes 24.7
Mobile Homes 2.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.96
1 Bedroom 17.59
2 Bedrooms 33.26
3 Bedrooms 30.03
4 Bedrooms 11.08
5 or more bedrooms 4.06