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Bloomington is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The community was named for Bloomington, IL.

The latitude of Bloomington is 44.840N. The longitude is -93.298W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 83,080.


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Median household income
Local
$54,628
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bloomington demographic reports
Bloomington is on the Minnesota River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 149. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John McCartan, hockey player, Olympic medallist
· Denis Sester, Guinness World Record holder for "Biggest Biceps," for biceps measuring 2 feet, 6 5/8 inches
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers, Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Winter Fete - Jan. 26-28, 2007
  • Canada Day Picnic - July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bloomington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Snelling State Park
Bloomington attractions: Mall of America, Knott's Camp Snoopy
Historic sites and museums: Bloomington Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Normandale Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55437 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Bloomington residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bloomington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bloomington was $29,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Bloomington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,156.


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Libraries in Bloomington include Bloomington: Oxboro Community Library, Bloomington: Penn Lake Comm Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bloomington include Bloomington Sun Current

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Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomington political report.

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Bloomington restaurants taking online reservations include Chez Colette - Hotel Sofitel - Minneapolis, Chez Daniel, Ciao Bella, Kincaid's - Bloomington, La Fougasse - Hotel Sofitel - Minneapolis ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Bloomington workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bloomington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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