Income/capita 29%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 2%
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Income per capita$21,047$26,117$29,829
Median household income$31,254$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,083$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,045$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$13,565$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$8,883$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level38.0%15.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bloomington is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bloomington is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bloomington is 2% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bloomington is 151% higher than the national average

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      Bloomington employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.4%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector7.4%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%12.4%
      Public administration3.2%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.8%0.6%
      Education, health & social services33.9%43.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Smithville-Sanders, IN3,519$74,03433.8%
      Harrodsburg, IN760$49,8449.9%
      Ellettsville, IN6,501$45,35718.0%
      Gosport, IN716$37,11532.9%
      Morgantown, IN976$36,60333.8%
      Bloomington, IN83,093$31,25443.5%

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      Troy, MI82,982$88,95460.8%
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      Johns Creek, GA82,930$107,17693.7%
      Santa Fe, NM82,927$51,5726.8%
      Buena Park, CA82,771$70,34127.1%
      Bloomington, IN83,093$31,25443.5%
      Source: The Bloomington, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).