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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  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 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
85,417

Real Estate

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

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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
    74
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    500
  • Theft
    2,663
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    284
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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
A-
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 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.
Overall, I enjoy living in Bloomington. Our infrastructure is well maintained, and there are a variety of clean, safe parks to enjoy and trails to hike. If you're not an outdoorsy type, there's plenty of accessible shopping and dining with locally owned restaurants. It's not diverse, but generally is family friendly and welcoming to those from various backgrounds. It's more of a family-oriented community, so the real estate market is competitive, and the nightlife isn't a highlight.