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  7. Jobs
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Bloomington is a town in Minnesota with a population of 85,080. Bloomington is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Bloomington offers residents a suburban 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
85,080

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208
    500
  • Theft
    2,885
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,473
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I like how relatively quiet Bloomington is most of the time. We're not in a busy city, so traffic and large crowds aren't a big problem in the suburb. Our two major highways get super congested during rush hour. Bloomington has been doing a lot of new renovations lately. There is a new strip mall area down on Penn Ave and American Blvd. They have also made new park signs over by the Old Cedar Bridge. As well as new decorative bridge rails on the 82nd street bridge. It's nice to have a more modern feel without the big city hustle and bustle. The Mall of America is also located in Bloomington which is rather convenient!
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I love West Bloomington! Bloomington hits that perfect lifestyle mix if you don't want to be surrounded by too many people and also want to be able to go out and do things. I live right by the ski jump near Normandale lake. Not only is there a plethora of nature nearby, but everything you want to do in the city is within a 3 to 5 mile driving distance.
Bloomington has tons of things to do including going to the Mall of America. It's a safe area and also very close to those Twin Cities Outlet. The clothes and shoes are tax free, so back to school shopping should be a beautiful experience! Their are beautiful bike and walking trails! Your close to downtown Minneapolis and about 30 minutes from downtown Saint Paul! It's a perfect location because you get the best of both worlds. Bloomington also has a great school district!