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The Town of Normal had a population of 55,683 as of July 1, 2016. Normal ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Normal is located at latitude 40.5213 and longitude -88.9887 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Normal (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Town of Normal (GNIS ID: 2396818) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Normal is located within Township of Normal, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Normal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Normal: North Bloomington.

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Normal, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,683
Population in Households 47,334
Population in Familes 30,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,349
Population Density1 2,986
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 19,021
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 9,958
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,261 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,760 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,450 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $157,598
Average Home Value $166,958


Median Household Income $47,541
Average Household Income $65,708
Per Capita Income $25,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.83%
Households 0.89% 0.84%
Families 0.63% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -1.68%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Normal, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Normal to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 98th
Population Density1 # 138 90th
Diversity Index2 # 285 79th
Median Household Income # 866 37th
Per Capita Income # 740 46th

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