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.
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.
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.
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.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Salon Jenae - Category: Hair Salons - 1303 Morrissey Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701 (309) 661-2377 - (reviews)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
100 Black Men of Central Illinois, Inc. - Category: Community Services - P. O. Box 5170 Bloomington, IL 61702 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Green Garden Restaurant - Category: Southern, Soul - 210 W Gridley Rd (309) 747-2920
Harolds Chicken Shack - Category: Southern, Soul - 202 W North St (309) 452-1212
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