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Welcome to Bloomington ...
Bloomington was established in 1843.
When the people of Bloomington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bloomingtonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bloomington has a population of 84,936 people<3> (see below for details).
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
Websites for Bloomington ...
Official Website: www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bloomington had an population of 84,936 people. This is an increase of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.28% since the 2000 Census).
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 (with a count of 85,172 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bloomington.
Communities Also Named Bloomington ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Bloomington ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bloomington.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bloomington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bloomington.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bloomington.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomington. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Bloomington to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Bloomington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bloomington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Bloomington in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Bloomington.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bloomington: www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/
The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023