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The United States Census Bureau conducts a decennial census for the entire nation, the most recent being the 2010 census. The decennial census is the official count of the nation's population.

Listed below are some commonly requested census information items for the City of Bloomington. For more detailed census information, visit the official U.S. Census website. If you have questions concerning local demographic information, please contact the Planning and Transportation Department.

Quick 2010 Census Facts for Bloomington, Indiana

* All population numbers include Indiana University students.

^ The most recent population estimate was conducted in July 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau. These population estimates are made by applying a distributive housing unit method. The numbers of housing units in cities or counties were estimated by using data for building permits, mobile home shipments and calculations of housing unit loss. Please note that this number is simply an estimate - the next full population count for Bloomington will occur with the 2020 Census.

City of Bloomington 2010 Census Data
City of Bloomington 2000 Census Data
American Community Survey (ACS)

In addition to the decennial census, the U.S. Census Bureau coordinates the ACS. This is a nationwide survey that is designed to provide communities with a fresh look at how they are changing. The ACS collects and produces population and housing estimates every year (as opposed to the decennial census, which is the official count), allowing for a more current snapshot of community characteristics than the decennial census.

STATS Indiana

This is a website that provides a very helpful resource for a wide range of current and historic demographic information. It has thousands of data items for geographic areas in the state of Indiana (including Bloomington and Monroe County) and across the nation. It is maintained by the Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.