Bloomington

Bloomington

Suburban luxury and liveliness await

Welcome to Bloomington

Dive into the bustling energy of Bloomington, a sprawling urban treasure brimming with life and activity. This metropolis, more than just a busy hub, beckons newcomers with its modern allure, beautifully juxtaposed against its open city feel. Just a stone's throw away from Minneapolis and the airport, Bloomington thrives in its urban flair, with vast expanses of land and nature that breathe refreshing life into the city's festive atmosphere.
 

What to Love

  • So much to explore and see
  • Nature meets city: Lush landscapes amidst vibrant city life
  • Just minutes from Minneapolis and the airport
  • Home to the Mall of America
  • Great schools
 

Local Lifestyle

Blending urban sophistication with a touch of the great outdoors, Bloomington offers a lifestyle like no other. While the city features a myriad of activities, serene pockets of nature serve as a tranquil retreat. Living in close proximity to Minneapolis and the airport also means that conveniences are right at your fingertips. Whether you're an urbanite seeking the city's thrills or a nature lover yearning for a peaceful stroll, Bloomington promises the best of both worlds.
 

Dining and Shopping

For the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience, look no further than the famed Mall of America. A mecca for shopaholics, this iconic destination boasts over 500 stores, ensuring that every fashion trend is catered to. Beyond its incredible shopping scene, dive deep into SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium or get that adrenaline rush at Nickelodeon Universe, the country’s first indoor Nickelodeon theme park.
 
Are you on the hunt for designer brands without the designer price tags? The Twin Cities Premium Outlets offers a plethora of choices, ensuring that your shopping spree is nothing short of indulgent. With such incredible options, Bloomington's retail scene promises something for everyone!
 
Elevate your culinary journey with a visit to Ciao Bella. This Italian haven in the city ensures an unforgettable dining escapade, thanks to its delectable, locally sourced cuisine and exquisite wines. Try the Parmesan-crusted shrimp, pesto sea bass, or heirloom grain salad with organic quinoa. For a cozy Italian rendezvous, Luna Di Luna awaits with its delightful menu and authentic ambiance.
 

Things to Do

Nature enthusiasts, rejoice! A staggering one-third of Bloomington's vast expanse is dedicated to reserved parkland. From the pristine Minnesota Valley wetlands to the expansive Hyland Lake Park Reserve, there's no lack of gorgeous greenery and places to explore. The Richardson Nature Center serves as an oasis for nature lovers as well, offering an immersive experience with clay sculptures, mosaics, and animal exhibits. If even more outdoor adventures are calling your name, explore the endless bike paths, parks, and golf courses in the area. Head to Lake Harriet to make a splash or watch a summer concert. Lake Calhoun is another top spot for swimming and fishing under the sunny skies. 
 
If festivals are more your thing, don't miss out on the vibrant Field Fest, a fun celebration of harvest season. The Summer Fete is another beloved community celebration, with an extraordinary fireworks display, fantastic food vendors, a kids’ fun zone, and live music on the main stage.
 

Schools

Bloomington belongs to the Bloomington Public School District, offering excellent education with a student-teacher ratio of 21:1.

Overview for Bloomington, MN

85,226 people live in Bloomington, where the median age is 42.6 and the average individual income is $42,872.97. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

85,226

Total Population

42.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,872.97

Average individual Income

Around Bloomington, MN

There's plenty to do around Bloomington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

13
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
38
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Red River Kitchen, Mogi Bagel, and Minnesnowii Shave Ice.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.85 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.48 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bloomington, MN

Bloomington has 35,064 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bloomington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 85,226 people call Bloomington home. The population density is 2,539.95 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

85,226

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.6

Median Age

48.5 / 51.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
35,064

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$42,872.97

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Bloomington, MN

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Bloomington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Indian Mounds Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Oak Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Ridgeview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Bloomington Transition Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Choice Alternative High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tlc Early Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Valley View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Normandale Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Poplar Bridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Westwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Choice Alternative High School IS
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ramalynn Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 7th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Hillcrest Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
ABC International Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
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