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Bloomington, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bloomington is the 5th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 86,837 as of July 1, 2016. Bloomington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bloomington is located at latitude 44.8297 and longitude -93.3152 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bloomington (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.71 sq. miles and a water area of 3.71 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Bloomington (GNIS ID: 2394198) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bloomington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bloomington: City of Bloomington.

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Bloomington, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 86,837
Population in Households 85,813
Population in Familes 64,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,024
Population Density1 2,502
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 37,455
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 22,396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,375 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,080 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,850 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $237,708
Average Home Value $277,740


Median Household Income $63,902
Average Household Income $88,596
Per Capita Income $38,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.85%
Households 0.68% 0.81%
Families 0.57% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bloomington, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bloomington to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 42 95th
Diversity Index2 # 68 93rd
Median Household Income # 179 80th
Per Capita Income # 72 92nd

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