Bloomington, IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
172,164
0.24% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
33.3
0.604% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.2%
2.02% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$68,037
0.535% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$166,400
0.359% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
86,450
2.54% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bloomington, IL had a population of 172k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $68,037. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bloomington, IL declined from 172,578 to 172,164, a −0.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,675 to $68,037, a 0.535% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bloomington, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.14%), White (Hispanic) (3.58%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%).

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

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL are Illinois State University (5,939 degrees awarded in 2020), Heartland Community College (1,195 degrees), and Illinois Wesleyan University (442 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Bloomington, IL was $166,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Bloomington, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bloomington, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bloomington, IL is home to a population of 172k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.69% of Bloomington, IL residents were born outside of the country (11.5k people).

In 2020, there were 9.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.85k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Bloomington, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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)
    136k ± 252
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 483
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.85k ± 338
5.05%
Hispanic Population
8.69k people

In 2020, there were 9.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.85k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.05% of the people in Bloomington, IL are hispanic (8.69k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.69%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people
6.61%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people

As of 2020, 6.69% of Bloomington, IL residents (11.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bloomington, IL was 6.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,755 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,752 ± 321
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    967 ± 250

Bloomington, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bloomington, IL employs 86.5k people. The largest industries in Bloomington, IL are Finance & Insurance (14,828 people), Educational Services (12,150 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,396 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($225,375), Utilities ($83,259), and Finance & Insurance ($76,709).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

86.5k
2020 Value
± 2,168
−2.54%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bloomington, IL declined at a rate of −2.54%, from 88.7k employees to 86.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bloomington, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,268 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,115 people), and Management Occupations (7,939 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

86.5k
2020 Value
± 2,168
−2.54%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bloomington, IL declined at a rate of −2.54%, from 88.7k employees to 86.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bloomington, IL, are Finance & Insurance (14,828 people), Educational Services (12,150 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,396 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

$48,992
Median earning men ± $1,894
$32,886
Median earning women ± $1,284

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,402), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,571), and Wholesale Trade ($64,643).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,019), Construction ($47,938), and Wholesale Trade ($46,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.1M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $1.35M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $732k
    Manufacturing

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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. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

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

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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. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

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

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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 18 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Bloomington, IL awarded 7,694 degrees. The student population of Bloomington, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 11,422 male students and 15,674 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bloomington, IL are White (5,853 and 78.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (658 and 8.83%), Black or African American (464 and 6.22%), and Two or More Races (209 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,939 and 77.2%), Heartland Community College (1,195 and 15.5%), and Illinois Wesleyan University (442 and 5.74%).

The most popular majors in Bloomington, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (701 and 9.11%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (309 and 4.02%), and Registered Nursing (289 and 3.76%).

The median tuition costs in Bloomington, IL are $51,132 for private four year colleges, and $10,741 and $19,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Bloomington, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 27,096 (42.2% men and 57.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 27,096 students enrolled in Bloomington, IL, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,063 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 264 degree-majors awarded
  2. 260 degree-majors awarded
  3. 309 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bloomington, IL was General Finance with 264 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. 5,939 degrees awarded
  2. 1,195 degrees awarded
  3. 442 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,939 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,225 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bloomington, IL, which is 0.722 times less than the 4,469 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,853 degrees mean that there were 8.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 658 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 ($51,132) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,374) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bloomington, IL was $166,400 in 2020, which is 0.724 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $167,000 to $166,400, a 0.359% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bloomington, IL is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bloomington, IL have an average commute time of 18.1 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 $68,037. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bloomington, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $96,854, followed by DuPage County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $94,930 and $92,654.

Property

$166,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,317
$43,005
Median Property Taxes
±$1,228

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bloomington, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2020
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.9% of the housing units in Bloomington, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Bloomington, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bloomington, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $96,854, followed by DuPage County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $94,930 and $92,654.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,037
Median Household Income
± $2,128
66.2k
Number of Households
± 1,785

In 2020, the median household income of the 66.2k households in Bloomington, IL grew to $68,037 from the previous year's value of $67,675.

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.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.75%)

In 2020, 79.3% of workers in Bloomington, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.42%) and those who worked at home (6.75%).

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.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bloomington, IL have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% 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

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bloomington, IL (24.9k out of 164k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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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96% of the population of Bloomington, IL has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.643% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1241 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1242 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 408 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,241 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,241 patients per year. This represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1,250 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 27.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.01%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
0.643%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bloomington, IL grew by 0.985% from 3.97% to 4.01%.

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.

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