Bloomington, IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
171,284
0.0997% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.2%
9.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,356
7.13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$191,300
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
85,832
0.466% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bloomington, IL had a population of 171k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $75,356. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bloomington, IL declined from 171,455 to 171,284, a −0.0997% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,339 to $75,356, a 7.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bloomington, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.04%), White (Hispanic) (2.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%).

None of the households in Bloomington, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Bloomington, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL are Illinois State University (5,654 degrees awarded in 2022), Heartland Community College (1,306 degrees), and Illinois Wesleyan University (404 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bloomington, IL was $191,300, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Bloomington, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bloomington, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bloomington, IL is home to a population of 171k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.87% of Bloomington, IL residents were born outside of the country (11.8k people).

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Bloomington, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bloomington, IL was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bloomington, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 283
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 421
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.64k ± 296
5.31%
Hispanic Population
9.1k people

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.31% of the people in Bloomington, IL are hispanic (9.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bloomington, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Illinois.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.8k people
6.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people

As of 2022, 6.87% of Bloomington, IL residents (11.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bloomington, IL was 6.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,644 ± 291
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,912 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,081 ± 236

Bloomington, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bloomington, IL employs 85.8k people. The largest industries in Bloomington, IL are Finance & Insurance (14,868 people), Educational Services (11,482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,070 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,315), Finance & Insurance ($88,874), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,420).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

85.8k
2022 Value
± 2,256
0.466%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bloomington, IL grew at a rate of 0.466%, from 85.4k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bloomington, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,917 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,148 people), and Management Occupations (8,532 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

85.8k
2022 Value
± 2,256
0.466%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bloomington, IL grew at a rate of 0.466%, from 85.4k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bloomington, IL, are Finance & Insurance (14,868 people), Educational Services (11,482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,070 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bloomington, IL, though some of these residents may live in Bloomington, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,538
Median earning men ± $1,806
$37,081
Median earning women ± $1,758

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,131), Information ($78,011), and Public Administration ($73,351).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,865), Construction ($52,951), and Wholesale Trade ($48,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,545
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,068
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 921
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bloomington, IL awarded 7,530 degrees. The student population of Bloomington, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,563 male students and 15,675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bloomington, IL are White (5,468 and 75.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (734 and 10.2%), Black or African American (484 and 6.7%), and Two or More Races (247 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,654 and 75.1%), Heartland Community College (1,306 and 17.3%), and Illinois Wesleyan University (404 and 5.37%).

The most popular majors in Bloomington, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (652 and 8.66%), Registered Nursing (324 and 4.3%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (289 and 3.84%).

The median tuition costs in Bloomington, IL are $53,610 for private four year colleges, and $10,907 and $20,175 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bloomington, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 27,238 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 27,238 students enrolled in Bloomington, IL, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,215 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 256 degrees awarded
  3. 289 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bloomington, IL was Registered Nursing with 260 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bloomington, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,654 degrees awarded
  2. 1,306 degrees awarded
  3. 404 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,654 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,009 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bloomington, IL, which is 0.666 times less than the 4,521 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,468 degrees mean that there were 7.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 734 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($53,610) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,034) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bloomington, IL was $191,300 in 2022, which is 0.679 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,100 to $191,300, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Bloomington, IL is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bloomington, IL have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bloomington, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bloomington, IL is $75,356. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bloomington, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

Property

$191,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,237
$44,512
Median Property Taxes
±$1,284

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bloomington, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in Bloomington, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bloomington, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bloomington, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,356
Median Household Income
± $2,591
68.5k
Number of Households
± 1,945

In 2022, the median household income of the 68.5k households in Bloomington, IL grew to $75,356 from the previous year's value of $70,339.

The following chart displays the households in Bloomington, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bloomington, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.86%)

In 2022, 72.9% of workers in Bloomington, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.86%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bloomington, IL have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Bloomington, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bloomington, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bloomington, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bloomington, IL (23k out of 163k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bloomington, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Bloomington, IL has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.758% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 27.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.46%
Uninsured
57.6%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
0.758%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bloomington, IL grew by 2.31% from 4.36% to 4.46%.

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