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Bloomington is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for Bloomington, IL.
The latitude of Bloomington is 44.840N. The longitude is -93.298W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 83,080.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55437 ZIP code.
25% of Bloomington residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bloomington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bloomington was $29,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Bloomington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,156.
Libraries in Bloomington include Bloomington: Oxboro Community Library, Bloomington: Penn Lake Comm Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bloomington include Bloomington Sun Current
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomington political report.
Bloomington restaurants taking online reservations include Chez Colette - Hotel Sofitel - Minneapolis, Chez Daniel, Ciao Bella, Kincaid's - Bloomington, La Fougasse - Hotel Sofitel - Minneapolis ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Bloomington workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bloomington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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