Nine in ten residents rated the overall quality of life in Bloomington as excellent or good, according to The National Community Survey™ completed this summer. Ninety-one percent of respondents are pleased with the city as a place to live.
Safety-related ratings are strong
Virtually all respondents (96%) reported feeling safe in their neighborhoods; 88% feel safe in Bloomington’s shopping areas. A total of 88% of residents gave excellent or good scores to police services. Fire services received a score of 97%, up 5% from 2020.
Drinking water draws acclaim
Respondents gushed with praise for Bloomington’s drinking water. This year’s approval rating of 93% was the highest ever since the survey began in 2012. The City’s drinking water ranked #2 among the nearly 300 cities and counties polled nationwide.
With an 85% approval rating, snow removal ranked in the top 5% nationwide.
Eighty-eight percent of respondents rated the overall customer service provided by City employees as excellent or good, the highest rating ever in this category.
About two-thirds of respondents gave positive scores to the sense of community in Bloomington.
This was the 10th year in a row that the National Community Survey™ was conducted Bloomington. A total of 732 residents answered the random sample poll, which was performed between April 20 and June 8, 2021, by the National Research Center of Boulder, Colorado.