Bloomington, Illinois Population 2022

79,094
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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 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.

Bloomington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bloomingtonwas:

  • White: 77.33%
  • Black or African American: 9.70%
  • Asian: 8.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Bloomington, Illinois is 79,094 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 78,680.

Bloomington, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Bloomington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Bloomington Population by Race

Bloomington Population Pyramid 2022

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Bloomington Median Age

35.5


Total

34.4


Male

36.8


Female

Bloomington Adults

There are 60,208 adults, (10,107 of whom are seniors) in Bloomington.

Bloomington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomington Sex Ratio

Female

39,467

50.78%

Male

38,258

49.22%

Bloomington Population by Age

Bloomington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bloomington Household Types

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bloomington Households and Families

3.06

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Bloomington Households by Type

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Bloomington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

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$48,806

Average Earnings

$58,013

Average Male

$39,295

Average Female

Bloomington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomington Language by Age

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Bloomington Language

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.

Bloomington Language

Bloomington Poverty by Race

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12.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.94%

Male Poverty Rate

12.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomington

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%.

Bloomington Poverty

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Bloomington Poverty Rate by Education

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Bloomington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomington Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bloomington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

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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3,944

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bloomington Veterans by War

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Bloomington Veterans by Age

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Bloomington Veterans by Race

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3%

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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68.53%

Born in Bloomington

89.85%

Native Born

10.15%

Foreign Born

6.55%

Non Citizen

3.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Bloomington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bloomington Population by Year