Best Places to Live

Bloomington, IN

Population: 86,048
LIV
SCORE
592
Photo: Indiana University

Known as “The Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana,” Bloomington has been a Tree City USA community for 30 years and is best known as home to Indiana University Bloomington. Being a college town (picked as one of the Best College Towns in 2012) of 42,000 students, the median age for residents is less than 24 years old. Key economic sectors in Bloomington include life sciences, advanced manufacturing and technology, and entertainment venues along with shopping destinations, such as College Mall and Fountain Square Mall.

Bloomington, IN Ranking Data

Civic
46
Demographics
20
Economy
53
Education
73
Health
71
Housing
64
Infrastructure
72