Bloomington residents consider the city’s safety and economy to be key assets according to the 2023 National Community Survey™.
Approximately 9 in 10 respondents said they felt very or somewhat safe in their neighborhoods and in Bloomington’s commercial areas during the day, and from flood, fire or other natural disasters. Similarly, 8 in 10 respondents reported feeling safe from violent crime and property crime.
Bloomington’s economy results were on par with or higher than benchmark comparisons to other communities nationwide. Ratings for Bloomington as a place to work, employment options and shopping opportunities eclipsed those in comparison communities nationally.
Respondents poured out praise for Bloomington’s drinking water. This year’s approval rating of 92% ranked Bloomington number one among hundreds of benchmark cities nationwide.
• 88% of respondents rated Bloomington as a place to live as excellent or good, similar to last year’s score.
• Snow removal continued to get high marks with a satisfaction rating of 92%, ranking again in the top 15% of all jurisdictions polled nationwide.
• Street repair, ease of walking in the city and opportunities to participate in community matters were cited as areas
This was the 12th consecutive year that the National Community Survey™ was conducted in Bloomington. The poll was performed by Polco/National Research Center.
A total of 709 residents completed the random sample poll conducted between April 27 and June 8. For more information and survey results, visit the City’s website at blm.mn/survey.