Bloomington MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to offer its decorative concrete services to the people of Bloomington Minnesota.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of Bloomington

The first settlers of Bloomington were Peter and Louisa Finn who in 1843 constructed a cabin in the area. The US government sent the couple to teach farming methods to the Native American population living there. Other notable people also followed like Gideon Hollister Pond a missionary and William Chambers and Joseph Dean who in 1849 established the Bloomington Ferry.  After the Treaty of Traverse de Sioux in 1851 was ratified, it allowed settlers to come to the area including Bloomington.  It was in fact the Goodrich, Whalon and Ames families that named the city Bloomington after Bloomington, Illinois which means “flowering field.”

Demographics

Statistic Bloomington Minnesota National
Population 85,136 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,455 67 91
Median age 42.8 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 58% 58% 55%
Speak English 85% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 5% 4% 13%
  • The average age in Bloomington is 14% higher than Minnesota
  • 48% is Caucasian
  • 68% is African-American
  • 43% is Asian

Bloomington MN Cost of Living

Index Bloomington Minnesota National
Cost of living index 108 102 100
Index Bloomington Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 117 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100
  • Cost of living is 6% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 8% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 17% higher than the national average

Goods & Services

Item Bloomington National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.24 $15.56 55.8%
Beauty Salon $34.24 $36.11 5.2%
Toothpaste $3.32 $2.47 34.4%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.4%
Movie $9.88 $10.13 2.4%
Bowling $4.12 $4.74 13.1%

Groceries

Item Bloomington National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.14 $3.98 4.0%
Fried Chicken $2.00 $1.41 42.1%
Milk $2.23 $2.06 8.1%
Potatoes $3.30 $2.98 10.5%
Pizza $10.53 $9.47 11.1%
Beer $8.81 $8.79 0.2%

Health Care

Item Bloomington National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.38 $101.04 19.5%
Doctor $133.98 $107.44 24.7%
Dentist $85.91 $90.42 5.0%
Ibuprofen $11.82 $9.28 27.4%
Lipitor $416.78 $426.50 2.3%

Schools in Bloomington

There are 15 public schools in Bloomington. ISD 271 is servicing the k-12 educational needs of the city.

Public Schools

  • Indian Mounds
  • Hillcrest Community
  • Oak Grove
  • Olson
  • Poplar Bridge
  • Ridgeview
  • Seven Hills Academy
  • Valley View
  • Washburn
  • Westwood
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School

Tertiary Education

  • Normandale Community College
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Bethany Global University
  • Rasmussen College

Private Schools

  • Bloomington Lutheran School
  • Nativity of Mary School
  • Bethany Academy

Places of Worship

    • Bethany Church
    • Bloomington Lutheran Church
    • Oak Hill Lutheran Brethren Church
    • Church of St. Edward
    • Nativity of Mary Catholic Church
    • Cedar Valley Church
    • Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
    • Mount Hope Lutheran Church
    • Normandale Baptist Church
    • Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church
    • Grace Lutheran Church
    • Hillcrest United Methodist Church
    • Grace Seventh Day Baptist Church

Businesses Based in Bloomington, MN

The top employers in the city are:

    • Mall of America
    • Health Partners
    • Bloomington School District 271
    • Seagate Technology
    • NCS Pearson
    • Donaldson Company
    • Toro
    • Express Scripts
    • Wells Fargo
    • Normandale Community College

Restaurants & Nightlife

Ciao Bella – This is a very nice restaurant with fast service and great food.  Do check out the crab cakes paired with Dijon and truffle aioli. If fish is to your liking you will find the grilled organic salmon to be top notch.

Twin City Grill Restaurant – Happy Hour is fantastic and prices are quite reasonable. Wine list is amazing, presentation on point and service is always good.  Do check out the chicken masala.

Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar  —  the menu is freshly sourced and prices quite reasonable for an upscale place. Do try the seasonal summer soup and the tomato salad.

Fun Things to Do In Bloomington

Theater – Check out the Artistry, which is a theater program that holds 10 productions annually at the Schneider Theater.

Major Public Art Works – the city has wonderful art works from notable artists like muralist Erik Pearson. His “Creating Together” adorns the fly loft of the theater at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

Sports

Hyland Park features a ski area as well as Nordic ski jumps. The latter being maintained by the Minneapolis Ski Club.  There are also Pickle ball competitions for seniors and retirees.

Bloomington Minnesota truly is a great place. If you’d like to talk know more about our concrete flooring services in Bloomington give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.