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Bloomington–Normal, IL MSA
Uptown Normal, looking east on North Street, 2011
Uptown Normal, looking east on North Street, 2011
Map of Bloomington–Normal–Pontiac, IL CSA
Country United States
State Illinois
Principal cities
 • Urban
49.2 sq mi (127 km2)
 • Metro
1,601 sq mi (4,150 km2)
 • Urban
132,600 (243rd)
 • MSA
190,345 (225th)
 • CSA
229,253 (130th)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Bloomington–Normal, officially known as the Bloomington, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, is a metropolitan statistical area in Central Illinois anchored by the twin municipalities of Bloomington and Normal. At the 2010 census, the municipalities had a combined urban population of 132,600, while the metropolitan area had a population of 169,572.

Prior to 2013, the metropolitan area consisted of only McLean County.[1] In 2013, the Office of Management and Budget revised the delineations of the metropolitan area to include all of DeWitt and McLean counties. Additionally, the Bloomington–Pontiac Combined Statistical Area was created to combine the Bloomington MSA with the Pontiac, Illinois micropolitan statistical area. The CSA includes McLean and Livingston counties.[2]

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  1. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. November 20, 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-07. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 23-01, Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of Delineations of These Areas" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. July 21, 2023. Retrieved April 4, 2024.

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