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A Taste of Bloomington, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BLOOMINGTON?

  1. Bloomington is a city in McLean County, Illinois, United States and the county seat. The 2010 census showed the city had a population of 76,610, making it the 12th most populated city in Illinois, and the fifth-most populous city in the state outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

  2. When the County of McLean was incorporated a county seat was established. However, the legislation stated the site of Bloomington "would be located later." James Allin, who was one of the promoters of the new county, offered to donate 60 acres of his own land for the new town. His offer was accepted and Bloomington was laid out. Its lots were sold at a well-attended and noisy auction on the 4th of July 1831. At this time there were few roads, but rich soils brought new farmers who began commerce by conducting their business in the newly formed county. People came from all over to trade and do business at the town's center, known today as Downtown Bloomington, including Abraham Lincoln who was working as a lawyer in nearby Springfield, Illinois.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $46,496, and the median income for a family was $61,093. Males had a median income of $41,736 versus $29,077 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,751. About 4.3% of families 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

  4. Eastland Mall  is the main shopping center in Bloomington. Featuring food, shopping and entertainment, Eastland Mall is the family friendly center with a wide variety of stores and activities including Aeropostale, American Eagle, Applebee's, Buckle, Hollister, Justice, Limited, Rogers & Hollands, Talbot's, Victoria's Secret and more.

Radio Stations:
WPBG 93.3 FM Peoria, IL Classic Hits
WJBC 93.7 FM Pontiac, IL News/Talk
WXRJ (LPFM) 94.9 FM Bloomington, IL Variety
WEZC 95.9 FM Clinton, IL Nostalgia
WBNQ 101.5 FM Bloomington, IL Top-40
WSOY 102.9 FM Decatur, IL Top-40
WJBC 1230 AM Bloomington, IL News/Talk

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Demographics of Bloomington, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

84.92%

8.64%

0.18%

3.02%

3.32%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Bloomington, Illinois

     
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Businesses in Bloomington, Illinois


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Salon Jenae -  Category: Hair Salons -  1303 Morrissey Dr Bloomington, IL 61701 (309) 661-2377  - (reviews)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. 100 Black Men of Central Illinois, Inc. -  Category: Community Services -   P. O. Box 5170 Bloomington, IL 61702  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Green Garden Restaurant -  Category: Southern, Soul -   210 W Gridley Rd (309) 747-2920

  2. Harolds Chicken Shack -  Category: Southern, Soul -  202 W North St (309) 452-1212

  3. Nathans Bbq -  Category: Barbecue, Chicken, Ribs, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings -   605 Valley View Cir (309) 828-4349

  4. Sly's Barbecue -  Category: Barbecue, Chicken, Ribs, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings -  616 W Raab Rd (309) 454-5756

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CHURCHES



  1. City of Refuge C.O.G.I.C. -  401 E. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701 (309) 827-4223  - (visit website)

  2. Wayman AME Church -  803 West Olive Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 (309) 828-1287

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