Bloomington, Illinois Population 2024

78,896

Bloomington is a city located in McLean County Illinois. Bloomington has a 2024 population of 78,896. It is also the county seat of McLean County.Bloomington is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,682 in 2020.

The average household income in Bloomington is $97,190 with a poverty rate of 12.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bloomington is 35.9 years, 35.1 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Bloomington Demographics

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

  • White: 75.39%
  • Black or African American: 9.51%
  • Asian: 8.16%
  • Two or more races: 5.19%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
27.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,908.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.27% (214)
The current population of Bloomington, Illinois is 78,896 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 78,682.

Bloomington, Illinois Population 2024

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Bloomington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White59,40275.39%
Black or African American7,4929.51%
Asian6,4308.16%
Two or more races4,0895.19%
Other race1,2091.53%
Native American1590.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.01%
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bloomington Population by Race

Bloomington Population Pyramid 2024

Bloomington Median Age

35.9

Total

35.1

Male

37.6

Female

Bloomington Adults

There are 61,415 adults, (10,972 of whom are seniors) in Bloomington.

Bloomington Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomington Sex Ratio

Female39,63750.31%
Male39,15149.69%

Bloomington Population by Age

Bloomington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All33,8852.2761.138.9
Non Family14,9021.2244.355.7
Married14,6563.0781.518.5
Female3,2813.0947.952.1
Male1,0463.3154.345.7
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bloomington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 75.44%.

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,190

Average Earnings

$65,057

Average Male

$44,693

Average Female

Bloomington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bloomington Language

87.7% of Bloomington residents speak only English, while 12.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Bloomington Language

Bloomington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White55,8105,5739.99%
Black7,1422,41233.77%
Hispanic4,64673115.73%
Multiple4,06960414.84%
Asian6,3252564.05%
Other1,203897.4%
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12.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.29%

Male Poverty Rate

11.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Black, with 33.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Asian, with 4.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.09%.

Bloomington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.08%
High School20.37%
Some College12.8%
Bachelors or Greater3.12%
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Bloomington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.34%
Male Unemployed41.41%
Female Employed5.82%
Male Employed4.91%
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Bloomington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bloomington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bloomington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bloomington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bloomington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bloomington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,018

Number of Veterans

3,580

Male Veterans

438

Female Veterans

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Bloomington Veterans by War

count

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Bloomington Veterans by Age

count

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Bloomington Veterans by Race

Bloomington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bloomington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bloomington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bloomington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.04%

Born in Bloomington

89.88%

Native Born

10.12%

Foreign Born

6.18%

Non Citizen

3.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.88% of Bloomington residents were born in the United States, with 69.04% having been born in Illinois. 6.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bloomington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202978,976160.02%
202878,960160.02%
202778,944160.02%
202678,928160.02%
202578,912160.02%
202478,896160.02%
202378,880160.02%
202278,864160.02%
202178,8481660.21%
202078,6821,5081.95%
201977,174-568-0.73%
201877,742-360-0.46%
201778,102-241-0.31%
201678,343-67-0.09%
201578,410-481-0.61%
201478,891-358-0.45%
201379,2491,2531.61%
201277,9967140.92%
201177,2824730.62%
201076,80912,00118.52%
200064,80812,83624.7%
199051,9727,78317.61%
198044,1894,19710.49%
197039,9923,72110.26%
196036,2712,1086.17%
195034,1631,2953.94%
194032,8681,9386.27%
193030,9302,2057.68%
192028,7252,95711.48%
191025,7682,48210.66%
190023,2862,80213.68%
189020,4843,30419.23%
188017,1802,59017.75%
187014,5907,515106.22%
18607,075
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Bloomington Population by Year