Bloomington, MN
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Bloomington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 86,435 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Bloomington is the fifth largest community in Minnesota.

Bloomington real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Bloomington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Bloomington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bloomington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bloomington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomington who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), sales jobs (12.05%), and management occupations (9.79%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bloomington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bloomington‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Bloomington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bloomington, 40.22% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Bloomington in 2010 was $36,775, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,100 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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