The City of Bloomington is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Bloomington is the County Seat of McLean County, the largest county in Illinois (approximately 762,240 acres). Bloomington (pop. 76,610) is a twin City with the Town of Normal (pop. 52,497). Interstates 39, 55 and 74 converge on Bloomington-Normal, as well as US Route 51 and State Route 9.
The twin cities are also serviced by two major railroad lines and Amtrak, as well as air transportation at the Central Illinois Regional Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the country, which services commuter, corporate, and private aircraft.
Bloomington is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the economy is diverse and well-balanced. In addition to the major manufacturers and industries , there are two universities, two hospitals, a convention center, one indoor mall, one outdoor mall, and many banks and Savings & Loan Associations located in Bloomington-Normal. The City of Bloomington is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois with and estimated 20.25% increase in population between 1986 and 1995. New construction continues to enhance residential, industrial and commercial growth.
There are a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options available in Bloomington. Theater options include the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts the longest running American Passion Play in the United States, the Community Players Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra,Illinois Wesleyan University Merwin Galleries, the McLean County Arts Center, the Miller Park Outdoor Summer Theatre, Twin Cities Ballet and several movie theaters.
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Updated: 15th January, 2019 3:07 PM.