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Living In Bloomington, IL

The small city of Bloomington, Illinois is home to just over 78,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 36, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 60% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $880/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Bloomington will save around $2,100 compared to the state average.

Bloomington has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 20% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are five primary industries in Bloomington: finance, retail, healthcare, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 36% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $81,000, Bloomington workers take home roughly the same as the average Illinois resident. Bloomington, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Bloomington residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not widely used. A small percentage of commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bloomington

What is the average rent in Bloomington?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Bloomington is $2,100 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $890 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,025 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Bloomington?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington is $890

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