Bloomington–Normal

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For the train station, see Bloomington–Normal (Amtrak station).
Bloomington–Normal
Bloomington, IL MSA
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Country United States
State Illinois
Principal cities
Area
 • Urban 49.2 sq mi (127 km2)
 • Metro 1,601 sq mi (4,150 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Urban 132,600 (243rd)
 • MSA 190,345 (225th)
 • CSA 229,253 (126th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Bloomington–Normal, officially known as the Bloomington, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, is a metropolitan 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 all of DeWitt, McLean, and Livingston counties.[2]

Sports[edit]

Club League Venue Years
Bloomington Edge IFL Indoor football U.S. Cellular Coliseum 2006–present
Bloomington PrairieThunder Central Hockey League Ice hockey U.S. Cellular Coliseum 2006–2011
Bloomington Blaze CHL Ice hockey U.S. Cellular Coliseum 2011–2013
Bloomington Thunder SPHL Ice hockey U.S. Cellular Coliseum 2013-2014
Bloomington Thunder USHL Ice hockey U.S. Cellular Coliseum 2014–present
Normal CornBelters FL Baseball The Corn Crib 2010–present
Bloomington Crash Midwest Rugby Union Rugby SK Nord Fields 2013-2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (pdf). Office of Management and Budget. November 20, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas" (pdf). Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°30′09″N 88°59′41″W / 40.5026°N 88.9948°W / 40.5026; -88.9948