McLean County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Bloomington and the largest city is Bloomington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 174,061 and the 2010 census population was 169,572. The land area is 1,183.38 square miles and there are 143.3 persons per square mile.
84.6% of the population is White, 7.7% is Black or African American, 4.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 94.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 42.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $157,200, there are 64,016 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,460, the median household income is $62,089, and 14.2% of the persons in McLean County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 12,693. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,231,369, and sales per capita were $13,607. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.8%.
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