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Bloomington is a city in McLean County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bloomington. For links to other places called Bloomington, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bloomington is 40.484N. The longitude is -88.993W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 68,507.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bloomington-Normal area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61701 ZIP code.
26% of Bloomington residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $24,751, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Bloomington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Bloomington include Bloomington Central Business District, East Grove Street District (Bloomington), Franklin Square, White Place Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,095.
Libraries in Bloomington include Bloomington Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bloomington include Pantagraph
TV stations in Bloomington include WYZZ.
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomington political report.
Bloomington restaurants taking online reservations include Biaggi's - Bloomington ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Bloomington workers is 15 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 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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