🇺🇸 Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. It is adjacent to Normal, and is the more populous of the two principal municipalities of the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area. Bloomington is 135 miles (217 km) south-west of Chicago, and 162 miles (261 km) north-east of St. Louis. The city is the 12th most populated city in Illinois, and the fifth-most populous city in the state outside the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Among the area's top employers are: State Farm Insurance; Illinois State University; Country Financial; McLean County Unit District No. 5; Advocate Bromenn Medical Center; OSF St. Joseph Medical Center; McLean County; Afni; Bloomington School District 87; City of Bloomington.
Bloomington is also home to a convention centre at the McLean County Fairgrounds, Grossinger Motors Arena, and Beer Nuts.
Bloomington was ranked #772 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Bloomington has a population of over 77,962 people. Bloomington also forms one of the centres of the wider Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area which has a population of over 169,572 people. Bloomington is ranked #300 for startups with a score of 0.969.