Bloomington is a city located in McLean County Illinois. It is also the county seat of McLean County. With a 2020 population of 79,094, it is the 13th largest city in Illinois and the 491st largest city in the United States. Bloomington is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,680 in 2020. Spanning over 27 miles, Bloomington has a population density of 2,915 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bloomington is $92,272 with a poverty rate of 12.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $844 per month, and the median house value is $165,300. The median age in Bloomington is 35 years, 34.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bloomingtonwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.53%.
87.91% of Bloomington residents speak only English, while 12.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Black, with 33.66% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Multiple, with 9.76% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.62%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bloomington
89.85% of Bloomington residents were born in the United States, with 68.53% having been born in Illinois. 6.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.