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Normal is a township in McLean County, in the Bloomington-Normal metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Normal. For links to other places called Normal, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Normal is 40.535N. The longitude is -88.984W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 853 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 45,637.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Normal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61701 ZIP code.
30% of Normal residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Normal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Normal was $17,830, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Normal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Normal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,066.
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Normal political report.
The average commute time for Normal workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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