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