A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$769
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    255
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    77
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    333
    525
  • Theft
    1,415
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,254
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bloomington Reviews

165 reviews
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Bloomington is a great town for someone to start growing their roots. I moved down here with my girlfriend in 2013 after living in the Northwest suburbs for 20 years. We have since gotten married and rescued a dog. Our families understand that we plan to stay here for a long time. I am working at Afni and have been since 2013. My wife is a teacher and was hired right out of school. The schools in this area are filled with teachers that will do whatever it takes to give their students the tools for success. We are currently in the housing market and there are plenty of opportunities. Whether we want a house near the schools, room for the dog to run, or space to expand our family, Bloomington has what we need. There is no need for us to be penny pinchers because the area has many family owned shops that allow us to keep to a budget and continue to save for our house.
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Bloomington is booming town that has several great eateries and shopping areas. We are a Big town with a small town feel. We have one of the BEST farmer's markets in the area, antique malls, the Coliseum and so much more!
Bloomington is an awesome area to live. Wages are high, housing is very affordable, and there is a lot to do. Plus, schools are excellent. The one downside is if you were single, as this is very much a family oriented town. Awesome. Wages are high, oh, and there is a lot to do plus, schools. The one down, very much town. It has a small town feel with mini larger city amenities and if you truly want to be a large city, hop on the train in Chicago is just over two hours, as a St. Louis. If you drive east for three hours you're in Indianapolis. And, world War World Dr., Iowa city is 3 1/2 hours west. No crying, awesome jobs, great people, excellent healthcare and excellent school… It's all right here in Bloomington.