Bloomington is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 24,632 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bloomington is the 283rd largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bloomington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.91% of the Bloomington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bloomington is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomington who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (8.65%), and maintenance occupations (5.44%).
One downside of living in Bloomington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.90 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Bloomington have a very low rate of college education: just 6.57% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Bloomington in 2010 was $14,513, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,052 for a family of four. However, Bloomington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bloomington is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bloomington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bloomington, accounting for 84.76% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bloomington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bloomington include Irish, English, Italian, and Romanian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bloomington's cultural character, accounting for 33.83% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bloomington is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.