Retire in Bloomington


Find out how much it costs to live in Bloomington.

Cost of Living

Kiplinger Rating:

Not Tax Friendly

State Income Tax:

Social Security Tax?


County + State Sales Tax


Property Tax Rate *


Property Tax Ranking (County Property Tax rank out of 2,773, higher rank=lower rate) *


* 2008-2010

Cost of Living Index (100=average):


Housing + transportation costs as % of income:


Tax Details

State Sales Tax Breaks for Seniors:


Pensions Taxed?


Tax burden: % income going to state and local taxes:


Inheritance and estate taxes (per Kiplinger):


Taxing of other retirement income (per Kiplinger):


Property Tax Break for Seniors (per Kiplinger):

Homeowners 65 and older who earn $25,000 or less (combined for a married couple) are eligible to receive a tax reduction on property with an assessed value of $182,430 or less. A surviving spouse is entitled to the deduction if he or she is at least 60 years old and the deceased was at least 65 at the time of death. The amount of the deduction is the lesser of one-half of the assessed value of the property or $12,480. Veterans 62 or older with a disability of at least 10% may qualify for a similar deduction.\n


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Work Potential

  • Area
  • National Average

5 Largest Companies

  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Cook Group, Inc.
  • Indiana University Health Bloomington
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • Baxter Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

GDP Growth Last 3 Years


Income Growth Last 3 Years


Employment Growth Last 3 Years


Top Industries Hiring

  • Other services (except public administration)
  • Finance and insurance
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
  • Educational services

Breakdown Fulltime vs Part Time over 65 (%)

  • Part Time over 65
  • Full Time Over 65

Occupation Breakdown (%)

  • Management, Business, Science & Arts (MBSA)
  • Natural Resources, Contruction & Maintenance (NRCM)
  • Production, Transportation, Materials & Moving (PTMM)
  • Sales & Office (S&O)
  • Service

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