Bloomington is a town in Indiana with approximately 84,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) make up a larger portion of the population here (44%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities, while middle-aged professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 32, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Indiana, ranking as the ninth-youngest municipality in the state. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 36% of residents own their homes despite a relatively expensive average rent of $978/month, considerably higher than the state average of $827.
Compared to the national average (7%), Bloomington has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Bloomington: education, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries account for 28% of the labor force in the city. Bloomington workers take home an average annual income of around $53,000, less than the Indiana average. Bloomington's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
Bloomington has an average commute time of about 18 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (33%) drive their car to work, while public transportation isn't used much. Not many commuters (6%) walk to work, though the number is significantly greater than the national average.