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Bloomington is a city in Monroe County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for its flowers and foliage. Another says it was named for settler William Bloom.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Bloomington. For links to other places called Bloomington, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Bloomington is 39.165N. The longitude is -86.526W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 70,642.


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Median household income
Local
$25,377
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bloomington demographic reports
Limestone quarrying was an early industry.
Public transportation: Bloomington Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 69. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1979 movie, "Breaking Away"
Well-known residents have included:
· David Lee Roth, singer
· Hoagy Carmichael, musician
· John Mellancamp, musician
· Bobby Helms, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Lotus World Music & Arts Festival - Sept. 25-28, 2007
  • Pride: Bloomington's GLBT Film Festival - Jan. 25-28, 2008
  • ArtsWeek - Feb. 21-March 3, 2007
  • EastFest - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bloomington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Bloomington Pops
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Monroe, McCormick's Creek State Park
Historic sites and museums: Wylie House Museum, Monroe County Historical Society Museum, Indiana University Art Museum
Colleges and universities: Indiana University, Ivy Tech State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 124

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bloomington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47406 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Bloomington residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,481, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

55% of Bloomington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Bloomington include Courthouse Square Historic District (Bloomington), North Washington Street Historic District, Prospect Hill Historic District, Steele Dunning Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,015.


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Libraries in Bloomington include Monroe County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bloomington include Herald-Times

TV stations in Bloomington include WCLJ, WIPX, WTIU, WTTV.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFIU.

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Monroe 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 Grazie! Italian Eatery ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Bloomington workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 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 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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