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Population (year 2000): 45,386. Estimated population in July 2005: 49,927 (+10.0% change)
Males: 21,316 (47.0%), Females: 24,070 (53.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 23.0 years
Median household income: $40,379 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Normal:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.2%)
  • Black (7.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (31.3%), Irish (15.1%), English (9.9%), Italian (5.1%), Polish (4.4%), United States (3.9%).

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Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles

Normal,

For population 25 years and over in Normal

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Normal town

  • Never married: 47.9%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

3.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,138 (+12.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Bloomington, (2.4 miles pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (128.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Bloomington, (2.4 miles IL (6.5 miles Hudson, IL (7.1 miles Towanda, IL Downs, (10.9 miles IL (11.0 miles Carlock, Kappa, IL (11.4 miles) , IL (13.0 miles Danvers, IL Heyworth, (13.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 158 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 1997: 149 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 1998: 223 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 1999: 272 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2000: 140 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2001: 341 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2002: 354 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2003: 436 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2004: 335 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2005: 279 buildings, average cost: $91,700

Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 88.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 309


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (16.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.9%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -497 (-1.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,813 (42.3%)


 

Crime in Normal by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2 0.0
Rapes 28 26 29 35 29 38
    per 100,000 61.7 57.3 63.9 77.1 63.9 83.7
Robberies 25 18 20 16 20 39
    per 100,000 55.1 39.7 44.1 35.3 44.1 85.9
Assaults 125 135 167 134 167 147
    per 100,000 275.4 297.4 368.0 295.2 368.0 323.9
Burglaries 287 289 276 241 276 296
    per 100,000 632.4 636.8 608.1 531.0 608.1 652.2
Thefts 1,188 1,200 1,033 1,032 1,033 996
    per 100,000 2617.5 2644.0 2276.0 2273.8 2276.0 2194.5
Auto thefts 44 46 31 44 31 33
    per 100,000 96.9 101.4 68.3 96.9 68.3 72.7
253.0 252.7 253.6 236.4 253.6 263.3


Average climate in Normal, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Normal,

Normal-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Normal city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/13/2004, a category 4 tornado 22.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.


Birthplace of: Tom Howland - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals).


Hospital/medical center in Normal:
  • BROMENN HEALTHCARE (VIRGINIA AT FRANKLIN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Normal:
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL)
  • EUREKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; EUREKA, IL)
  • DR JOHN WARNER HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; CLINTON, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Normal:
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 7 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; ID: BMI)
  • DECATUR (about 48 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 49 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: PIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Normal:
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 35 miles; LINCOLN, IL; ID: AAA)
  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 38 miles; PONTIAC, IL; ID: PNT)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY (about 45 miles; LACON, IL; ID: C75)

Amtrak station:
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (100 E. PARKINSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 10 $32,145 $38,574 20 $12,113
Firefighters 56 $252,409 $54,087 0 $0
Fire - Other 4 $14,402 $43,206 0 $0
Streets and Highways 31 $138,229 $53,508 1 $213
Solid Waste Management 11 $33,624 $36,680 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $37,941 $50,588 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 21 $90,110 $51,491 151 $24,827
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $4,453 $26,718 0 $0
Water Supply 30 $125,104 $50,041 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 26 $109,062 $50,336 1 $328
Financial Administration 17 $66,887 $47,214 2 $2,254
Other Government Administration 18 $60,241 $40,160 2 $573
Judicial and Legal 4 $20,568 $61,704 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 73 $348,298 $57,254 0 $0
Totals for Government 312 $1,333,473 $51,287 177 $40,308


Colleges/Universities in Normal:
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 18,785; Location: NORTH AND SCHOOL ST; Public; Website: www.ilstu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,390; Location: 1500 West Raab Road; Public; Website: www.hcc.cc.il.us)
  • BLOOMINGTON NORMAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 900 FRANKLIN AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Normal:
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; OGLESBY, IL; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 57 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 59 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 36,284)
Public high schools in Normal:
  • NORMAL COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,585; Location: 3900 E RAAB RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORMAL COMMUNITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,412; Location: 501 N PARKSIDE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: ISU CAMPUS BOX 7100; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Normal:
  • KINGSLEY JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,004; Location: 303 KINGSLEY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARKSIDE JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 867; Location: 101 N PARKSIDE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHIDDIX JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 844; Location: 300 S WALNUT ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLENE HOOSE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 600 GRANDVIEW DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PRAIRIELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 1300 E RAAB RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMAS METCALF SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: ISU CAMPUS BOX 7000; Grades: PK - 08)
  • OAKDALE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 601 S ADELAIDE ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 1101 N AIRPORT RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 416 FAIRVIEW ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 1900 W COLLEGE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Normal:
  • EPIPHANY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 1002 E COLLEGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Normal:
  • NORMAL P.L. (Operating income: $1,979,964; Location: 206 W. COLLEGE AVE; 109,387 books; 9,682 audio materials; 4,488 video materials; 342 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Normal: Normal Industrial Park (A), Ironwood Country Club (B), Illinois State University Golf Course (C), State University Farm (D), Northtown Industrial Park (E), Soldiers and Sailors State Childrens Home (F), Normal Fire Department Station Two (G), Normal Township Hall (H), Milner Library (I), DeGarmo Hall (J), Bone Student Center (K), McCormick Hall (L), Dunn Hall (M), Braden Auditorium (N), Ropp Agriculture Building (O), Center for the Visual Arts (P), Redbird Arena (Q), Wright Hall (R), Manchester Hall (S), Barton Hall (T).

Shopping Centers: University Park Plaza Shopping Center (1), College Hills Mall Shopping Center (2), Landmark Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Normal include: Assembly of God Church (A), Bloomington-Normal Church of God (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Our Savior Lutheran Church (E), Christ the King Episcopal Church (F), Christ Lutheran Church (G), Free Methodist Church (H).

Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery (1).

Parks in Normal include: Fairview Park (1), Hancock Stadium (2), Redbird Baseball Field (3), Safety Tower Park (4), Martin Luther King Park (5), Bicentennial Park (6), Maxwell Park (7), Ash Park (8).


Normal compared to Illinois state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Normal:
  • WJBC (1230 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Normal:
  • W264AG (100.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WESN (88.1 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WBWN (104.1 FM; LE ROY, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGLT (89.1 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W255AI (98.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WDQZ (99.5 FM; LEXINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRPW (92.9 FM; COLFAX, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Normal:
  • W51CT (Channel 51; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)

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