Monroe County

Monroe County offers a rich quality of life for young families, entrepreneurs, college students, and retirees. Visitors and residents enjoy numerous festivals and art fairs, 35 miles of walking and cycling trails, and sophisticated cultural amenities from Indiana University, which produces famous speakers and writers, theatre and ballet productions, and world-renowned music. Bloomington cherishes its college-town feeling and growing tech sector while the neighboring town of Ellettsville is attracting families with its highly-ranked schools, affordable homes, and hometown atmosphere.

Your Indiana Adventure Awaits

Experience the beauty of Bloomington.
Experience the beauty of Bloomington.

By The Numbers


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146,461
total population
$49,839
median income

Population Breakdown


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Partner Employers


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The Perfect Place to Put Down Roots

A+
school system grade
$175,600
median home cost

Invested in Your Success

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Indiana Uplands

Indiana Uplands

Monroe County is proud to be part of the 11-county Indiana Uplands region. Find your place to thrive in the "region on the rise."
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Bloomington Economic Development Corporation

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation

Visit our website to get statistics, articles and updates on what is happening in Monroe County.
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Tons of walking & hiking trails

With our stunning natural beauty all over the county, we have made walking it all easy.

Live Sports

Cheer for the home team at one of any sporting events at Indiana University Bloomington, or take a short 45 minute trip to Indianapolis and see the Colts play live.

50 Best Foodie Towns in America

Small town with big eats! Take a trip around the world with your taste buds here in Monroe County. 350+ restaurants to satisfy your every craving.

Indiana University

Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU's seven campuses and two regional centers. Home to more than 41,000 students, IU is known for top-ranked academic programs, world-class research, vibrant student life, and global reach. The campus is also often cited as one of the most beautiful in the country.

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe is Indiana's largest lake, visited by 1 million people each year. Popular for a variety of water sports, tourists enjoy the lake on speedboats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaks, and even double-decker party boats with water slides.

Our neighbors make an impact. Monroe County is home to industries ranging from higher education to technology , life sciences and advanced manufacturing. We have a highly educated workforce, great schools, and almost 60,000 students based at Indiana University and Ivy Tech. Our workforce creates products and services that are traded worldwide.

Watch our video series to understand why we love Monroe County. We know you will too.

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Steve Miller
(812) 349-2537
214 W. 7th St.,Suite 100
Bloomington, IN 47404-4940
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