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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bloomington is a town in Minnesota with a population of 85,394. Bloomington is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Bloomington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Bloomington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bloomington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bloomington are above average.
About Bloomington...
Population
85,394

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Bloomington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,670.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Bloomington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,081
National
$55,322
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I grew up in Bloomington and have lived there for most of my life. It was a wonderful town to grow up in. It's very centrally located- with the airport, Mall of America, and many different delicious restaurants. It is very easy to go between towns. There are many restaurants for lunch/ dinner, drinks, coffee shops, supermarkets, co-ops, etc. The Bloomington farmers market is one of my favorite spots! There are also many activities around Bloomington. There are tons of parks where they host events (4th of July fireworks, neighborhood picnics). Bush Lake beach is always fun. They show movies at parks around the neighborhood. There are art museums and theatres nearby. All in all, a very lovely place to live.
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Bloomington is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. You are close to everything like Mall of America, airport, hotels/accommodations, fitness clubs, restaurants, etc. Lots of things to do like shopping at mall of America, sea life, museum's, close to downtown (concerts, bars/restaurants, clubs, events, etc.). And lots of job opportunities available!
Bloomington is a good city to live or visit in Minnesota. I preferable like a place that's not too populated, but not too rural either, so Bloomington is the perfect place to live or visit. It has many activities you can visit around the city. For example, if you like shopping, the Mall of America is one of the places you can visit. It's is one of the biggest malls in the United States, so you have many stores to visit around, including an indoor amusement park. We also have an airport near the mall, so it's quite convenient. Also, there is Hyland Park, where you can go fishing, walking, picnic, or canoeing. It's the perfect place for outdoor people. In addition, the city is well diverse, with no racial discrimination. I have volunteered in many places in Bloomington, like Arc Value Village. I'm one of the minorities living in Bloomington, and no one has ever treated me differently compared to other volunteers. Overall, Bloomington is a very good city to visit and live in.