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The location of Bloomington

Welcome to Bloomington ...

The city of Bloomington is located in Hennepin County.

The location of Bloomington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Bloomington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bloomingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bloomington has a population of 85,578 people<3> (see below for details).

Bloomington was established in 1843.

The community of Bloomington is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bloomington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bloomington had a population of 82,893 people (or 7.19% of the total population of Hennepin County). This makes Bloomington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bloomington represents 1.56% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 82,893 people, the population of Bloomington decreased 2.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 85,172 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bloomington had an population of 85,578 people. This is an increase of 3.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.48% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bloomington.

Communities Also Named Bloomington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Bloomington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bloomington.

Websites for Bloomington ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bloomington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bloomington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomington. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bloomington:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomington ...

Looking for more information about Bloomington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bloomington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bloomington.

Communities near Bloomington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Bloomington

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bloomington

Located in Ramsey County

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Bloomington

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bloomington

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Bloomington

Located in Washington County

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Bloomington

Located in Dakota County

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Bloomington

Located in Dakota County

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Bloomington

Apple Valley   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bloomington

Located in Dakota County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bloomington

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bloomington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bloomington:

The official website for Hennepin County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bloomington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bloomington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomington.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8306, Longitude: -93.3151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bloomington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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