Bloomington, Indiana Population 2021

86,987
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Bloomington is a city located in Monroe County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Monroe County. With a 2020 population of 86,987, it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and the 395th largest city in the United States . Bloomington is currently growing at a rate of 0.71% annually and its population has increased by 8.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,405 in 2010. Bloomington reached it's highest population of 86,987 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Bloomington has a population density of 3,744 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bloomington is $58,306 with a poverty rate of 35.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $917 per month, and the median house value is $200,700. The median age in Bloomington is 24 years, 23.9 years for males, and 24.2 years for females.

Bloomington Demographics

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

  • White: 81.90%
  • Asian: 10.18%
  • Black or African American: 3.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Bloomington, Indiana is 86,987 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,139.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,405.

Bloomington, Indiana Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021171,5061,1380.66%
2020170,3681,1380.67%
2019169,2301,1380.67%
2018168,0926630.39%
2017167,4297740.46%
2016166,6551,5820.95%
2015165,0736510.39%
2014164,4221,2010.73%
2013163,2213690.23%
2012162,8521,1300.69%
2011161,7221,5900.98%
2010160,1320.00%

Bloomington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68,89181.90%
Asian8,56110.18%
Black or African American3,3173.94%
Two or More Races2,7613.28%
Some Other Race3360.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2420.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%
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Bloomington Population by Race

Bloomington Population Pyramid $2021

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Bloomington Median Age

24


Total

23.9


Male

24.2


Female

Bloomington Adults

There are 74,768 adults, (8,022 of whom are seniors) in Bloomington.

Bloomington Age Dependency

26

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomington Sex Ratio

Female

42,029

49.97%

Male

42,087

50.03%

Bloomington Population by Age

Bloomington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bloomington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
All35.5%64.5%
Male31.8%68.3%
Female30.6%69.4%
Non Family21%79%

35.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bloomington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,6242.2635.5
Non Family18,7401.8321
Married8,4212.9169.6
Female2,663330.6
Male800331.8

2.83

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Bloomington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9612.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,8884.75%
High School Graduate6,24915.72%
Some College5,96615.01%
Associates Degree2,4656.20%
Bachelors Degree10,73227.00%
Graduate Degree11,48628.90%
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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
White32,20530,09617,493
Asian3,4373,1922,746
Black1,8341,645918
Hispanic1,4661,186724
2+ Races720709286
Other Race176155107
Native American15413976
Islander888

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bloomington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,824$34,026$26,397
Less Than 9th Grade$14,764$19,583$13,686
High School Graduate$23,777$26,684$21,477
Some College$27,744$31,859$22,100
Bachelors Degree$31,585$34,205$29,773
Graduate Degree$48,051$54,497$40,901

$30,824

Average Earnings

$34,026

Average Male

$26,397

Average Female

Bloomington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomington Language by Age

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Bloomington Language

86.19% of Bloomington residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.35% of the population.

Bloomington Language

Bloomington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,64017,75032.49%
Asian6,3983,42053.45%
Black2,8221,23443.73%
Multiple2,3271,21152.04%
Hispanic2,77079028.52%
Other2616324.14%
Native2423012.40%
Islander88100.00%

35.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.84%

Male Poverty Rate

34.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomington is Native, with 12.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.53%.

Bloomington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.97%
High School24.32%
Some College19.22%
Bachelors or Greater11.77%

Bloomington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed71.90%
Male Unemployed61.68%
Female Employed27.80%
Male Employed22.29%

Bloomington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,077$58,306
Families$73,188$94,377
Married Families$98,039-
Non Families$23,981$34,482
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Income by Household Type

Bloomington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.3%

Male Marriage Rate

24.8%

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 Over 65, 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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2,423

Number of Veterans

2,250

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam830
Second Gulf War500
First Gulf War432
Korea232
World War II143

Bloomington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+619
65 to 74596
35 to 54561
55 to 64380
18 to 34267

Bloomington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0863.38%
Black2007.39%
Hispanic1184.09%
2+ Races774.26%
Asian510.64%
Native American95.33%

Bloomington Veterans by Race

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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14.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomington Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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52.18%

Born in Bloomington

88.30%

Native Born

11.70%

Foreign Born

8.53%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.30% of Bloomington residents were born in the United States, with 52.18% having been born in Indiana. 8.53% 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
202186,9876160.71%
202086,3716160.72%
201985,7556160.72%
201885,1393020.36%
201784,8374500.53%
201684,3877910.95%
201583,5964340.52%
201483,1627050.85%
201382,4572970.36%
201282,1606630.81%
201181,4978851.10%
201080,61211,3211.52%
200069,2918,6581.34%
199060,6337,9701.42%
198052,6639,4011.99%
197043,26211,9053.27%
196031,3575,1941.83%
195026,1635,2932.29%
194020,8702,6431.36%
193018,2276,6324.63%
192011,5952,7572.75%
19108,8382,3783.18%
19006,4602,4424.86%
18904,0181,2623.84%
18802,7560.00%

Bloomington Population by Year