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

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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!
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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.
Bloomington, IL is a great place for the family oriented. There are so many activities to take part in whether it be through your own school or the parks and recreation department. Normal, IL is our twin city and has Illinois State as its main employer. State Farm is Bloomington's main employer. Illinois Wesleyan is another college located in Bloomington, so there is a lot of college life in the twin cities. All of the public schools are highly rated. There are professional level hockey, basketball and indoor football teams that make Bloomington home as well. Overall great community.