Bloomington, Illinois 

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Population

77,132

+4.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

Median Income

$62,046

Median Home Price

$184,900

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Best Places to Live in Bloomington, Illinois

Mid-sized city complex - North-central Illinois, 100 miles southwest of Chicago. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Bloomington, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Bloomington, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Stable economy
Educated population
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Unattractive landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Bloomington Metro Area

Bloomington and sister city Normal are a typical Illinois “prairie” town pair near the center of the state. However, the campuses of the Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, with their college-town flavor, add a unique element. The troubled Mitsubishi Motors is the largest manufacturer, but the insurance, financial services and agricultural interests steady the economy. State Farm Insurance makes its headquarters in Bloomington and is by far the largest employer.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: McLean County
Metro Area: Bloomington Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Bloomington
Zip Codes: 61704 61701 61705
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bloomington is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bloomington jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bloomington's cost of living is 17.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bloomington's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, McLean county flipped Democratic, 50.3% to 46.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bloomington's population is 77,132 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bloomington is Real Estate: $184,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.8%.

SCHOOLS
Bloomington public schools spend $13,067 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Bloomington. More Education



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Housing Market in Bloomington

It's a good time to buy in Bloomington. Home Appreciation is up 10.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bloomington is $184,900.

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Reviews for Bloomington   18 Reviews
Ten + years, a review of TWO cities: Blo/No - 10/8/2016
If you're not from here it might be hard to figure out that Bloomington and Normal are actually one city mushed together, so make sure you look up info on Normal, IL... Read More

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14 Years a Native - 1/24/2014
Bloomington-Normal as a city is full of resturants and movie theaters. The downtown bar scene is dominated by ISU, IWU, and HCC students. The colleges can have some fun... Read More

!4 Years in Bloomington; A Natives Perspective - 1/24/2014
Bloomington-Normal as a city is full of resturants and movie theaters. The downtown bar scene is dominated by ISU, IWU, and HCC students. The colleges can have some fun... Read More


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61704 61701 61705

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