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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.


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Median household income
Local
$46,496
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bloomington demographic reports
Bloomington is on Sugar Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Blooming Grove
City where Beer Nuts are made
Well-known residents have included:
· Adlai Stevenson, presidential candidate
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • McLean County Fair - Aug. 1-5, 2007
  • Cultural Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Spring Bloom Arts Festival - March 17, 2007
  • Nothin' But the Blues Festival - July 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bloomington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Moraine View State Park, Miller Park Zoo, Upper Limits (indoor climbing facility)
Sports teams: Bloomington Prairie Thunder (United Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: David Davis Mansion, McLean County Museum of History, Prairie Aviation Museum
Colleges and universities: Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community 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: 86

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

40% 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 Bloomington Central Business District, East Grove Street District (Bloomington), Franklin Square, White Place Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,095.


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

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Newspapers in Bloomington include Pantagraph

TV stations in Bloomington include WYZZ.

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McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomington political report.

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Bloomington restaurants taking online reservations include Biaggi's - Bloomington ... View restaurants

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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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