By: Diane Benjamin
Below is the data reported to the Illinois Comptroller’s office by the City of Bloomington. Bloomington hasn’t released their 4/30/2020 financial statements to the public yet – just to the Comptroller who makes them available to everyone.
Population dropped 632 in just one year. Meanwhile full-time employees increased by 7. Part time employees might have dropped because April was near the beginning of the COVID shutdowns.
The link for 2018 on the Comptrollers site is not working, but I have the data for 2017 and 2018 in this story: https://blnnews.com/2018/11/12/lots-of-bloomington-numbers-you-need-to-see/
From 2017 to 2020 population dropped 962 people while both budgets and full time employees increased.
Those people didn’t move to Normal, that story next.
Link to Bloomington’s data: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/financial-data/local-government-division/local-government-data/processsearchresults/?DisplayMode=GETAFR&AFRDesiredData=Population,%20EAV,%20and%20Employees&Code=064/025/30&CFY=2020&Menu=Yes&PrintIt=No