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Bloomington, IN

Bloomington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
84,058
Bloomington Population7
$
40,066
Median Income6
8.0
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Bloomington's 25 to 34 year old population grew by 18% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 11%

Age

23.9
Median Age7
7.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bloomington residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 0.2% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 32.3%

Race

79.5
%
Indiana Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Bloomington has cold winters and humid, but comfortable summers. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 19 days per year with an average temperature in January of 28°F and an average humidity of 71%

Weather

35
%
Chance of Rain12
51
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Bloomington increased by 39% since 2010 which is 3% lower than the national average and 2% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,300
Monthly Average13
65
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Bloomington is an average tax location with sales tax near the national average and property tax 23% lower than the national average, but income tax 24% higher than the national average.

Other

0.86
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax11
1.2
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Bloomington has a low employment rate of 92% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are WTIU and Cook Group

Income

24.0
%
<$25,0006
9.9
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Bloomington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 Tari Renner
Democratic
House of Representative27 Trey Hollingsworth
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Schneck Medical Center, is 30.4 miles from the center of Bloomington, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, is 43.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Indiana University Health Medical Center, is 50.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Indiana, 42.4% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 44.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#5 2019 Best Cities for Families by MarketWatch30
#5 Best Small Cities to Retire by AARP31
 

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