Bloomington, IL
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Bloomington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 78,292 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Bloomington is the 12th largest community in Illinois.

Bloomington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bloomington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomington who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (10.20%), and computer science and math (9.92%).

Also of interest is that Bloomington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.25 minutes getting to work every day.

Bloomington is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.71% of adults in Bloomington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bloomington in 2010 was $34,266, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,064 for a family of four. However, Bloomington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bloomington is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bloomington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. 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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bloomington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.