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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 85,417. 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
85,417

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,075
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Bloomington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,662.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 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
    32%
    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
$70,512
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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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!
It's a bike/pedestrian friendly town with a lot to do! They have many parks, a decent night life with many restaurants & MOA. The airport is nearby and the public transit is very reliable.