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Bloomington is a township in Monroe County, in the Bloomington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Bloomington. For links to other places called Bloomington, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bloomington is 39.165N. The longitude is -86.526W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 41,032.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47406 ZIP code.
23% of Bloomington residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $12,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Bloomington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bloomington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $939.
Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomington political report.
The average commute time for Bloomington workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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