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By: Diane Benjamin
Just Bloomington, not including Normal.
Bloomington ranked 294th among cities in Illinois by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.
The median income of Bloomington residents was an inflation-adjusted $33,702 per year. Bloomington had 31,652 households in 2017, with a population of 78,426.
This year’s budget for Bloomington plans to spend $228,000,000 PDF page 13 https://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=22149 – $7,200 per household.
Tari’s first budget in 2014 was $167,503,453. https://blnnews.com/2016/10/24/bloomingtons-taxing-spending-history/
More than $60,000,000 less. Quality of Life!
Illinois Wesleyan University is the 5th most expensive school in Illinois for in-state tuition.
ISU is number 60th, one place more expensive than University of Illinois at Chicago.