Bloomington is an Indiana city, southwest of Indianapolis. The WonderLab science museum has hands-on kids’ exhibits, plus insects and reptiles. Indiana University’s Eskenazi Museum of Art has paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from around the world. The 1835 Wylie House is now a museum with period furnishings and an heirloom garden. Southeast, trails lace Hoosier National Forest’s Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
In 1854, the New Albany and Salem railroad pushed its tracks through Bloomington, opening the town to the outside world and sparking local industrial growth. Hotels were established near the depot and the commercial district took on a more serious and stable appearance. Austin Sward’s smithy expanded into a foundry for the production of cast-iron fences, urns, benches grills and more. Seward also made and donated cannon and bombshells for the Union army during the Civil War. Many Seward iron fences can still be seen in Bloomington today.
Charles C. Showers, cabinetmaker, and erstwhile itinerant preacher arrived in Bloomington in 1856 with his wife and three sons. First setting up shop on the east side of the square, the family relocated their growing business to the corner of Grant and Ninth in the 1860’s. In 1868, the three brothers took over the Showers Company and eventually expanded into a major industrial complex that covered seven acres. Remaining in the Showers family through several generations, the furniture company finally succumbed to the competitive pressures of the postwar industrial growth and cheaper labor of the south, selling the South Rogers Street plant in 1940 and completely shutting down by 1955.
Bloomington is a city located in Monroe County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Monroe County. With a 2020 population of 86,987, it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and the 395th largest city in the United States . Bloomington is currently growing at a rate of 0.71% annually and its population has increased by 8.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,405 in 2010. Bloomington reached it’s highest population of 86,987 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Bloomington has a population density of 3,744 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bloomington is $58,306 with a poverty rate of 35.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $917 per month, and the median house value is $200,700. The median age in Bloomington is 24 years, 23.9 years for males, and 24.2 years for females.
Bloomington has an unemployment rate of 4.3%. The US average is 6.0%.
Bloomington has seen the job market decrease by -1.7% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 23.6%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Bloomington
– The Sales Tax Rate for Bloomington is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Bloomington is 4.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Bloomington
– The average income of a Bloomington resident is $19,600 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Bloomington resident is $28,660 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.
Bloomington, Indiana gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Bloomington averages 17 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 184 sunny days per year in Bloomington. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Bloomington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Most Hoosiers know Bloomington and Monroe County as the home of Indiana University. A recent benchmarking study of the Bloomington area economy, however, reveals much more to this southern Indiana community than books and basketballs. This article analyzes the recent employment and income trends of Indiana’s 13th largest county. All of the data in this survey is reported at the county level but, for the sake of simplicity, the county’s more familiar dominant city will be referred to in the graphics and narrative.
Notable People or Businesses
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Indiana University (Bloomington )
Cook Group Inc (Bloomington )
Iu Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington )
Indiana University Facility (Bloomington )
Baxter Biopharma Solutions Llc (Bloomington )
Stone Belt (Bloomington )
Walmart Supercenter (Bloomington )
Crider & Crider Inc (Bloomington )
- Ivy Tech Community College (Bloomington )
- Monroe Hospital (Bloomington )