Bloomington–Normal facts for kids

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Bloomington–Normal
Bloomington, IL MSA
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Country Flag of United States.svg United States
State Flag of Illinois.svg Illinois
Area
 • Urban 49.2 sq mi (127 km2)
 • Metro 1,601 sq mi (4,150 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Urban 132,600 (243rd)
 • MSA 190,345 (225th)
 • CSA 229,253 (126th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Bloomington–Normal, officially known as the Bloomington, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, is a metropolitan area in Central Illinois anchored by the twin municipalities of Bloomington and Normal. At the 2010 census, the municipalities had a combined urban population of 132,600, while the metropolitan area had a population of 169,572.

Prior to 2013, the metropolitan area consisted of only McLean County. In 2013, the Office of Management and Budget revised the delineations of the metropolitan area to include all of DeWitt and McLean counties. Additionally, the Bloomington–Pontiac Combined Statistical Area was created to combine the Bloomington MSA with the Pontiac, Illinois micropolitan statistical area. The CSA includes all of DeWitt, McLean, and Livingston counties.


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