Bloomington, IL

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Population

189,407

0.0891% decline

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Median Age

33.5


Median Household Income

$63,333

1.63% growth

Number of Employees

99,264

0.552% decline

Median Property Value

$158,700

1.28% growth

About

In 2017, Bloomington, IL had a population of 189k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $63,333. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bloomington, IL declined from 189,576 to 189,407, a -0.0891% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,317 to $63,333, a 1.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bloomington, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.35%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), White (Hispanic) (3.37%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%). N/A% of the people in Bloomington, IL speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL are Illinois State University (5,735 degrees awarded in 2017), Heartland Community College (1,088 degrees), and Illinois Wesleyan University (496 degrees).

The median property value in Bloomington, IL is $158,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Bloomington, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bloomington, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bloomington, IL employs 99.3k people. The largest industries in Bloomington, IL are Finance & Insurance (17,998 people), Educational Services (12,789 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,578 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($72,907), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,768), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,000).

Median household income in Bloomington, IL is $63,333. Males in Bloomington, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Bloomington, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,333

2017 value

± $1,551

1.63%

1 Year Growth

± 3.13%

Households in Bloomington, IL have a median annual income of $63,333, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,317 in 2016, which represents a 1.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bloomington, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bloomington, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $93,750, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $89,862 and $87,133.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bloomington, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bloomington, IL (26.2k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,029 ± 1,036

  2. Black

    4,615 ± 521

  3. Hispanic

    1,791 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bloomington, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

99.3k

2017 Value

± 2,049

-0.552%

1 Year decline

± 2.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bloomington, IL declined at a rate of -0.552%, from 99.8k employees to 99.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bloomington, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,217 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,657 people), and Management Occupations (8,594 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,217 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,657 people), and Management Occupations (8,594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bloomington, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.42 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.59 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bloomington, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,958), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,780), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,797).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

99.3k

2017 Value

± 2,049

-0.552%

1 Year decline

± 2.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bloomington, IL declined at a rate of -0.552%, from 99.8k employees to 99.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bloomington, IL, are Finance & Insurance (17,998 people), Educational Services (12,789 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,578 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bloomington, IL, though some of these residents may live in Bloomington, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bloomington, IL, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (17,998 people), Educational Services (12,789 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,578 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bloomington, IL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.87 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.39 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bloomington, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($72,907), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,768), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.4% of the population of Bloomington, IL has health coverage, with 59% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 9.72% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 0.801% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Bloomington, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Bloomington, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.57%

Uninsured

59%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

9.72%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

0.801%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bloomington, IL declined by 17.3% from 5.53% to 4.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bloomington, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bloomington, IL is home to a population of 189k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.46% of Bloomington, IL residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (153k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bloomington, IL was 33.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Bloomington, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Bloomington, IL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.46%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.2k people

6.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.8k people

As of 2017, 6.46% of Bloomington, IL residents (12.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bloomington, IL was 6.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Bloomington, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bloomington, IL was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bloomington, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    153k ± 441

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    13.9k ± 331

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    8.77k ± 364

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (153k people) in Bloomington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Bloomington, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,477 ± 267

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,673 ± 302

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,281 ± 173

Bloomington, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bloomington, IL awarded 7,457 degrees. The student population of Bloomington, IL is skewed towards women, with 12,216 male students and 15,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bloomington, IL are White (5,849 and 81.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (533 and 7.39%), Black or African American (411 and 5.7%), and Two or More Races (184 and 2.55%).

The largest universities in Bloomington, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,735 and 76.9%), Heartland Community College (1,088 and 14.6%), and Illinois Wesleyan University (496 and 6.65%).

The most popular majors in Bloomington, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (500 and 6.71%), Elementary Education & Teaching (303 and 4.06%), and Accounting (301 and 4.04%).

The median tuition costs in Bloomington, IL are $45,654 for private four year colleges, and $10,116 and $16,416 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 241 degrees awarded

  2. 235 degrees awarded

  3. 303 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bloomington, IL was Registered Nursing with 241 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bloomington, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,735 degrees awarded

  2. 1,088 degrees awarded

  3. 496 degrees awarded

$10,116

Median In-State Public

$45,654

Median Private

In 2017, the Bloomington, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,735 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,204

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,253

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,204 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bloomington, IL, which is 0.753 times less than the 4,253 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bloomington, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,849 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    533 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    411 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bloomington, IL were to White students. These 5,849 degrees mean that there were 11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 533 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bloomington, IL was $158,700 in 2017, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,700 to $158,700, a 1.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Bloomington, IL is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bloomington, IL have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bloomington, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$158,700

2017 Median

± $1,653

$156,700

2016 Median

± $1,993

In 2017, the median property value in Bloomington, IL grew to to $158,700 from the previous year's value of $156,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bloomington, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bloomington, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$63,333

Median Household Income

± $1,551

72.8k

Number of Households

± 1,633

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.8k households in Bloomington, IL grew to $63,333 from the previous year's value of $62,317.

The following chart displays the households in Bloomington, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bloomington, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bloomington, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Bloomington, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bloomington, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bloomington, IL have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Bloomington, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    8.86%

  3. Walked

    3.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bloomington, IL was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.86%) and those who Walked (3.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bloomington, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bloomington, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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