Bloomington, IL

Add Comparison

Population

78,426

0.074% growth

Median Age

34.1


Median Household Income

$64,503

2.2% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

41,453

0.82% growth

Median Property Value

$164,800

0.427% growth

About

In 2017, Bloomington, IL had a population of 78.4k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $64,503. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bloomington, IL grew from 78,368 to 78,426, a 0.074% increase and its median household income grew from $63,115 to $64,503, a 2.2% increase.

The population of Bloomington, IL is 72.7% White Alone, 10.5% Black or African American Alone, and 7.85% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Bloomington, IL speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL are Illinois Wesleyan University (497 degrees awarded in 2016) and Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology (66 degrees).

The median property value in Bloomington, IL is $164,800, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Bloomington, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bloomington, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bloomington, IL employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Bloomington, IL are Finance & Insurance (9,162 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,976 people), and Educational Services (4,826 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,000), Finance & Insurance ($75,340), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,534).

Median household income in Bloomington, IL is $64,503. Males in Bloomington, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Bloomington, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,503

2017 value

± $2,529

2.2%

1 Year Growth

± 5.75%

Households in Bloomington, IL have a median annual income of $64,503, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,115 in 2016, which represents a 2.2% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Bloomington, IL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bloomington, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 51.01

  2. Census Tract 21.02

  3. Census Tract 11.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bloomington, IL was Census Tract 51.01 with a value of $135,877, followed by Census Tract 21.02 and Census Tract 11.04, with respective values of $93,750 and $90,795.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bloomington, IL (10.1k out of 76.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,847 ± 627

  2. Black

    2,801 ± 418

  3. Hispanic

    1,031 ± 240

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,318

0.82%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bloomington, IL grew at a rate of 0.82%, from 41.1k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bloomington, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,748 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,387 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4,236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,748 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,387 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4,236 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bloomington, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.51 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.88 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.3 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,161), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,646), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,982).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,318

0.82%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bloomington, IL grew at a rate of 0.82%, from 41.1k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bloomington, IL, are Finance & Insurance (9,162 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,976 people), and Educational Services (4,826 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Bloomington, IL, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (9,162 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,976 people), and Educational Services (4,826 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bloomington, IL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (4.72 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.96 times), and Educational Services (1.26 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bloomington, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($96,000), Finance & Insurance ($75,340), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,534).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Illinois state.

$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.1% of the population of Bloomington, IL has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 8.93% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.973% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bloomington, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Bloomington, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Illinois.

1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 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 neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Illinois.

$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

4.87%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

8.93%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

0.973%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bloomington, IL declined by 20.4% from 6.12% to 4.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bloomington, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Bloomington, IL is home to a population of 78.4k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bloomington, IL residents were born outside of the country (8.05k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bloomington, IL is composed of 57k White Alone residents (72.7%), 8.22k Black or African American Alone residents (10.5%), 6.16k Asian Alone residents (7.85%), 4.75k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.05%), 1.63k Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 535 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.682%), 92 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.117%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bloomington, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bloomington, IL was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Bloomington, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bloomington, IL residents was 34.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    8.05k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bloomington, IL residents (8.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bloomington, IL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Bloomington, IL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

93.2%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.2% of Bloomington, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bloomington, IL was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Bloomington, IL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57k ± 804

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.22k ± 634

  3. Asian Alone

    6.16k ± 449

In 2017, there were 6.94 times more White Alone residents (57k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.22k Black or African American Alone and 6.16k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bloomington, IL as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bloomington, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bloomington, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bloomington, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,350 ± 173

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    764 ± 200

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    579 ± 120

Bloomington, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Bloomington, IL awarded 563 degrees. The student population of Bloomington, IL is skewed towards women, with 827 male students and 1,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bloomington, IL are White (411 and 77.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (41 and 7.71%), Black or African American (37 and 6.95%), and Asian (25 and 4.7%).

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois Wesleyan University (497 and 88.3%) and Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology (66 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Bloomington, IL are General Biological Sciences (56 and 9.95%), General Business (49 and 8.7%), and General Psychology (46 and 8.17%).

The median tuition costs in Bloomington, IL are $43,940 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bloomington, IL was General Biological Sciences with 56 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 497 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$43,940

Median Private

In 2016, the Bloomington, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois Wesleyan University with 497 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

197

Degrees Awarded to Men

366

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bloomington, IL, which is 0.538 times less than the 366 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bloomington, IL by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    411 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bloomington, IL were to White students. These 411 degrees mean that there were 10 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 41 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Bloomington, IL was $164,800 in 2017, which is 0.757 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,100 to $164,800, a 0.427% increase. The homeownership rate in Bloomington, IL is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bloomington, IL have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bloomington, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$64,503

Median Household Income

± $2,529

31.7k

Number of Households

± 1,142

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.7k households in Bloomington, IL grew to $64,503 from the previous year's value of $63,115.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$164,800

2017 Median

± $3,177

$164,100

2016 Median

± $3,564

In 2017, the median property value in Bloomington, IL grew to to $164,800 from the previous year's value of $164,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bloomington, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bloomington, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bloomington, IL 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Bloomington, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bloomington, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

15.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bloomington, IL have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Bloomington, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Bloomington, IL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.71%

  3. Walked

    3.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bloomington, IL was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.71%) and those who Walked (3.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart