City of Bloomington, IL
Bloomington is located in McLean County in Illinois. The median income is $59,956 and the median home value is $159,800. The unemployment rate is 7.26% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 15.9 minutes to work each day. The population is 79% White, 10% Black, 7% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Bloomington, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Bloomington has a Walk Score® of 33.
Median Household Income$59,956
Median Home Price$159,800
Adults in McLean County are getting in touch with their youthful side‚ and they have plenty of help. The area offers an endless supply of family activities and chances for parents and children to bond. “We have a lot of opportunities in town‚” says Lynnette Bixby‚ who lives in Bloomington with her husband‚ Dan‚ and their three children. “We feel blessed to live in such a unique community.” Among the Bixby family’s favorite stops are the Miller Park Zoo and the Children’s Discovery Museum of Central Illinois.
When you start your meal at DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works with the Ropp Jersey Cheese Curds, hand-breaded and fried and served with roasted garlic and tomato sauce, you’re taking part in McLean County’s version of the farm-to-table movement that is sweeping the nation. The same goes for an appetizer of Ropp cheese curds with spicy marinara at Swingers Grille, the restaurant located at All Seasons, a Normal golf center.
It’s a long way from the lights of Broadway, but when it comes to the performing arts, McLean County competes with the best. Whether it’s symphony, jazz, theater or even Shakespeare, residents of Bloomington and Normal can enjoy a professional performance on just about any evening of their choice. The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts hosts an impressive roster of shows. Past lineups have included performances by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the African Children’s Choir and Broadway’s Footloose.
SchoolsIn Bloomington, Illinois Presented by:
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Bloomington’s schools rate.
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Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Bloomington.
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Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Bloomington.