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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$821
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%

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
    243
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    76
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    600
    1
  • Theft
    2,414
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,019
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Bloomington Reviews

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Bloomington welcomes everyone and there is always something fun going on around town! The Lotus Festival is a big attraction that a lot of people come to each year, where they play live music and local food vendors provide a variety of options. Bloomington is home to Indiana University, where students from all over the states and other countries come to attend. Downtown Bloomington has something for everyone whether you are into the bar scene or want fresh and local food options, we have it here!
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Bloomington is a very unique place. It's diverse and holds a place for everyone. It's a little liberal town in a fairly republican state. I am a senior in high school and am involved in many extracurricular activities that are made possible due to Bloomington's location. I also don't have internet access at my home and homework is tough. Yet, there are multiple locations throughout the city where I can relax and finish up homework and grab a bite to eat. The diversity is also great due to the college campus. Overall, Btown is a comfortable, neat town with lots of opportunities for everyone!
Bloomington is a great town for both students and people looking to put down roots. I lived there for eight years! I love the way new people are constantly flowing in. They recently finished the amazing B-Line, a walking trail that cyclists and dog-walkers alike are sure to love. Friendly and a decent place to go hiking! Lots of the parks are open all night. The crime rate is low and most neighborhoods are safe. Downtown eatery is diverse. Overall, I give it an A.