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Bloomington, Indiana, county seat and geographical center of Monroe County...
Bloomington lies in the heart of the limestone area in south-central Indiana on State Road 37, 50 miles south of Indianapolis, IN and 98 miles northwest of Louisville, KY. Bloomington covers an area of seven square miles.The population is 69,291 and growing...with a population increase of 10% over the last decade.

The population of Monroe County Indiana is 122,613.The altitude is 745 feet above sea level. Annual rainfall is 44.2 inches and all four seasons are experienced and enjoyed here in southern Indiana. Average snowfall is 12 inches...Downhill skiers can take advantage of this close to home at Paoli Peaks. Other seasons can be enjoyed outdoors at Lake Monroe Reservoir, Lake Lemon, Brown County State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Yellowwood State Forest, Selma Steele Nature Preserve, & Cedar Bluffs Nature Conservancy.

The city of Bloomington, Indiana is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Bloomington is a best-loved city in a great location with world-class educational institutions. Bloomington is a great place to live, work and play. The friendly and safe environment are matched by few communities in the nation.

Bloomington Indiana is unique. From athletics and museums to biking and eating to entertainment and art, the activities available are endless. This is a charismatic, diverse community that draws many new students and visitors each year. There are many opportunities in employment, education, arts and culture, and the City/County/University are always enhancing the quality of life for everyone.

Bloomington Numbers:

Zip Codes - 47401, 47402, 47403, 47404, 47405, 47406, 47407, 47408

Telephone Area Code - 812

Median Age - 23

Average Household Income - $50,054

Elevation - 771 feet

Bloomington, Indiana became a settlement in 1816...
President James Monroes elected Bloomington for a seminary. Monroe County Indiana was created by an Act of the Indiana General Assembly in 1818. Historical information is maintained at The Monroe County Historical Society Museum.

Bloomington Indiana is home to Indiana University (originally Indiana Seminary) which adds 35,000 students to the community each September, and provides major college sports, entertainment and cultural activities to residents of Bloomington and Monroe County.

The limestone industry is the oldest and one of the largest industries in southern Indiana
Building-stone quarries and mills in the Bloomington-Bedford limestone belt are some of the largest in the world.

Monroe County is located in the heartland of the United States, easily accessed by road and rail. The Monroe County Airport is four miles west of downtown Bloomington with daily flights to Chicago by Direct Air. Many corporate flight departments operate from the airport including Cook Group, Huse Food Group, Rogers Group and IU Foundation.

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