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Bloomington Metropolitan Area
Location of the Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area in Indiana

The Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area comprising three counties (Monroe, Greene, and Owen) in south-central Indiana. The city of Bloomington in Monroe County is the area's principal municipality and its anchor. At the 2010 United States census, the MSA had a population of 192,714.

Counties

Communities

Places with more than 50,000 inhabitants

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places

Townships

Greene County

  • Beech Creek
  • Cass
  • Center
  • Fairplay
  • Grant
  • Highland
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Richland
  • Smith
  • Stafford
  • Stockton
  • Taylor
  • Washington
  • Wright

Monroe County

  • Bean Blossom
  • Benton
  • Bloomington
  • Clear Creek
  • Indian Creek
  • Perry
  • Polk
  • Richland
  • Salt Creek
  • Van Buren
  • Washington

Owen County

  • Clay
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Lafayette
  • Marion
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Taylor
  • Washington
  • Wayne

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 175,506 people, 68,552 households, and 40,269 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.22% White, 2.11% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,613, and the median income for a family was $44,621. Males had a median income of $32,794 versus $23,202 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,417.

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