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Welcome to Bloomington ...

The city of Bloomington is located in Hennepin County<1>.

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).

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

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 (which is 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 total 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).

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.

Communities near Bloomington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bloomington.

  • Minneapolis [Hennepin County]
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    • Minneapolis [Hennepin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<6>
  • Saint Paul [Ramsey County]
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    • Saint Paul [Ramsey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306,717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<6>
  • Plymouth [Hennepin County]
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    • Plymouth [Hennepin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,635 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County]
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    • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodbury [Washington County]
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      • Woodbury [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<6>
    • Maple Grove [Hennepin County]
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      • Maple Grove [Hennepin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,881 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Grove<6>
    • Lakeville [Dakota County]
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      • Lakeville [Dakota County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,583 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<6>
    • Eagan [Dakota County]
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      • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan<6>
    • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County]
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      • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden Prairie<6>
    • Minnetonka [Hennepin County]
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      • Minnetonka [Hennepin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnetonka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnetonka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnetonka<6>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bloomington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bloomington on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bloomington on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Bloomington

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Hennepin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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 BloomingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8407, Longitude: -93.2983    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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