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Normal, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Town of Normal had a population of 54,913 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.5142 and longitude -88.9906 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Normal 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Normal: North Bloomington.

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


Total Population 54,913
Population in Households 46,644
Population in Familes 30,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,269
Population Density2 2,945
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $51,034
Average Household Income $69,118
Per Capita Income $26,434


Total Housing Units 19,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,941 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,962 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,065 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $166,217
Average Home Value $178,943


Total Households 18,903
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 9,815
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 0.55% 0.38%
Households 0.6% 0.42%
Families 0.3% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 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 # 25 98th
Population Density # 138 90th
Diversity Index # 288 79th
Median Household Income # 842 39th
Per Capita Income # 786 43rd

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