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.”
|Population density (sq mi)||2,455||67||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||58%||58%||55%|
- 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
|Cost of living index||108||102||100|
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- 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
Schools in Bloomington
There are 15 public schools in Bloomington. ISD 271 is servicing the k-12 educational needs of the city.
- Indian Mounds
- Hillcrest Community
- Oak Grove
- Poplar Bridge
- Seven Hills Academy
- Valley View
- John F. Kennedy High School
- Thomas Jefferson High School
- Normandale Community College
- Northwestern Health Sciences University
- Bethany Global University
- Rasmussen College
- 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
- 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.
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.