Bloomington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 77,330 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Bloomington is the 12th largest community in Illinois.
Bloomington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bloomington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomington who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (11.11%), and computer science and math (9.78%).
Also of interest is that Bloomington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Bloomington, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bloomington is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bloomington a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Bloomington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.16 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Bloomington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bloomington, 48.22% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Bloomington in 2018 was $38,188, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,752 for a family of four. However, Bloomington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bloomington is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bloomington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bloomington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bloomington include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bloomington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.