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Normal is a town in McLean County, in the Bloomington-Normal metro area.

The community was named for the Illinois State Normal University
[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 801 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,649.


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Median household income
Local
$40,379
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Normal demographic reports
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Sweet Corn Blues Festival - Aug. 25-26, 2007
  • Illinois Shakespeare Festival - June 20-Aug. 31, 2007
  • Sugar Creek Arts Festival - July 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Normal web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Eyestone One-Room Schoolhouse
Colleges and universities: Illinois State University
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: 59

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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 $17,775, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Normal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Normal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,067.


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

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

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

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Normal between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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