Bloomington, Illinois Population 2021

76,382
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Bloomington is a city located in McLean County Illinois. It is also the county seat of McLean County. With a 2020 population of 76,382, it is the 12th largest city in Illinois and the 467th largest city in the United States . Bloomington is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -0.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,610 in 2010. Bloomington reached it's highest population of 79,269 in 2013. Spanning over 27 miles, Bloomington has a population density of 2,815 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bloomington is $92,272 with a poverty rate of 12.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $836 per month, and the median house value is $168,300. The median age in Bloomington is 35 years, 34.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Bloomington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bloomington was:

  • White: 77.72%
  • Black or African American: 10.40%
  • Asian: 7.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Bloomington, Illinois is 76,382 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 77,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,610.

Bloomington, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021169,731-893-0.53%
2020170,624-893-0.52%
2019171,517-893-0.52%
2018172,410-344-0.20%
2017172,754-316-0.18%
2016173,070-71-0.04%
2015173,141-964-0.56%
2014174,105-932-0.54%
2013175,0372,3161.32%
2012172,7211,8121.05%
2011170,9091,0990.64%
2010169,8100.00%

Bloomington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,63377.72%
Black or African American8,11410.40%
Asian6,2347.99%
Two or More Races1,9702.53%
Some Other Race8141.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native2330.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.02%
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Bloomington Population by Race

Bloomington Population Pyramid $2021

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Bloomington Median Age

35


Total

34.6


Male

35.5


Female

Bloomington Adults

There are 60,202 adults, (9,808 of whom are seniors) in Bloomington.

Bloomington Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomington Sex Ratio

Female

39,670

50.85%

Male

38,345

49.15%

Bloomington Population by Age

Bloomington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bloomington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All60.7%39.3%
Female51.6%48.4%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Male42.9%57.1%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bloomington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,8532.3860.7
Married15,1123.0978.6
Non Family12,8141.343.1
Female2,8583.2351.6
Male1,0693.0142.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Bloomington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9741.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,4502.84%
High School Graduate11,36722.26%
Some College9,19718.01%
Associates Degree3,4506.76%
Bachelors Degree15,76630.88%
Graduate Degree8,85717.35%
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Bloomington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38,93637,62618,880
Black4,7064,2591,309
Asian4,2584,0903,583
Hispanic2,5712,098546
2+ Races603579285
Other Race443299116
Native American1449430
Islander1717

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 84.15%.

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,191$56,289$38,561
Less Than 9th Grade$20,110$24,583$14,624
High School Graduate$28,956$35,289$21,929
Some College$38,526$42,852$33,652
Bachelors Degree$62,547$77,103$50,296
Graduate Degree$74,785$84,213$59,415

$48,191

Average Earnings

$56,289

Average Male

$38,561

Average Female

Bloomington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomington Language by Age

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Bloomington Language

88.14% of Bloomington residents speak only English, while 11.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.44% of the population.

Bloomington Language

Bloomington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,4775,83910.53%
Black7,7242,30629.85%
Hispanic4,5941,02622.33%
Asian6,1522614.24%
Multiple1,94923612.11%
Other81418722.97%
Native2332410.30%

12.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.70%

Male Poverty Rate

12.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Black, with 29.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Asian, with 4.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.72%.

Bloomington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.14%
High School18.68%
Some College11.56%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%

Bloomington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.65%
Female Unemployed19.76%
Female Employed8.88%
Male Employed6.34%

Bloomington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,507$92,272
Families$92,851$118,346
Married Families$106,480-
Non Families$37,566$52,075
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Income by Household Type

Bloomington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bloomington Married by Age and Sex

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Bloomington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bloomington Marital Status by Race

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Bloomington Marital Status

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3,927

Number of Veterans

3,569

Male Veterans

358

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,395
Second Gulf War696
First Gulf War684
Korea312
World War II164

Bloomington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,067
65 to 74976
75+864
55 to 64707
18 to 34313

Bloomington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3777.00%
Black3676.51%
Hispanic1143.64%
2+ Races748.37%
Asian571.20%
Native American3923.21%
Other Race132.66%

Bloomington Veterans by Race

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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9.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bloomington Employment by Age

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Bloomington Employment by Race

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Bloomington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.63%

Born in Bloomington

89.94%

Native Born

10.06%

Foreign Born

6.19%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.94% of Bloomington residents were born in the United States, with 67.63% having been born in Illinois. 6.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bloomington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202176,382-474-0.62%
202076,856-474-0.61%
201977,330-474-0.61%
201877,804-330-0.42%
201778,134-209-0.27%
201678,343-71-0.09%
201578,414-487-0.62%
201478,901-368-0.46%
201379,2691,2491.60%
201278,0207120.92%
201177,3084600.60%
201076,84812,0401.72%
200064,80812,8362.23%
199051,9727,7831.64%
198044,1894,1971.00%
197039,9923,7210.98%
196036,2712,1080.60%
195034,1631,2950.39%
194032,8681,9380.61%
193030,9302,2050.74%
192028,7252,9571.09%
191025,7682,4821.02%
190023,2862,8021.29%
189020,4843,3041.77%
188017,1802,5901.65%
187014,5907,5157.51%
18607,0750.00%

Bloomington Population by Year