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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bloomington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.40%), sales jobs (11.06%), and management occupations (10.14%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bloomington is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bloomington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Bloomington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.69% of adults in Bloomington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bloomington in 2010 was $36,430, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,720 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.