Bloomington, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Bloomington, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Bloomington had a population of 77,918 as of July 1, 2018. Bloomington 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 Bloomington is located at latitude 40.4758 and longitude -88.9699 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bloomington (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Bloomington (GNIS ID: 2394197) 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 City of Bloomington is located within Township of Bloomington City, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bloomington: Blooming Grove, Keg Grove.

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Bloomington, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 77,918
Population in Households 75,724
Population in Familes 58,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,194
Population Density2 2,857
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $64,042
Average Household Income $88,031
Per Capita Income $36,732


Total Housing Units 35,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,243 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,993 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,120 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $166,098
Average Home Value $191,454


Total Households 32,236
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 19,044
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.18%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families 0.11% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Bloomington, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bloomington to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 12 99th
Population Density # 148 89th
Diversity Index # 185 87th
Median Household Income # 386 72nd
Per Capita Income # 206 85th

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