Bloomington, IN: What you need to know

Established in 1818, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana” for its scenic trails and outdoor recreation. Great schools like Indiana University, Big 10 sports, cultural attractions and affordable neighborhoods earned Bloomington a spot on the Best Cities for Entrepreneurs in 2016 and 2017, and on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list. The city's growing food scene has also received national accolades for local wines and eclectic dining options. Bloomington has been designated a Tree City USA for the past 30 years and is often recognized among America’s best cities for doing business. The local economy is strong in areas like advanced manufacturing, education and technology, and the popular downtown district has many venues for shopping, dining and nighttime entertainment.

 


Bloomington, IN City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 82,813
Median Age 24
Median Household Income $30,019
Median Home Price $173,400
Walkscore 39

Bloomington, IN Rankings

Bloomington, IN Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.8%
  Female 50.2%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 12
In Bloomington, IN

 
3.8% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Bloomington, IN

Median Population

Median Age 23.6%
Age 18 Over 88.4%
Age 21 Over 67.2%
Age 62 Over 9.8%
Age 65 Over 8.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 81.5%
  Ethnicity Black 4.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 9.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Economics

  Median Household Income $30,019
  Median Home Price $173,400
  Homes Owned 66.3%
  Homes Rent 33.7%
  Median Property Rent $821

Language

  English Only 84.9%
  English Other 15.1%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 15.7 MINUTES
in Bloomington, IN

Commute Types

  Walked 14.6%
  Worked at Home 4%
  Public Transportation 6.6%
  Other Means 5.1%
  Drove Alone 61.2%
  Carpooled 8.5%

39/100
WALK SCORE
for Bloomington, IN