The Town of Normal is a vibrant Midwestern community located in Central Illinois. Normal is the proud home of Illinois State University. Residents and visitors enjoy Normal's premiere educational institutions, exceptional recreational amenities and a diverse employment base. In 2012, the United States Census Bureau certified Normal's population at 52, 497.
The City of Bloomington is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the economy is diverse and well-balanced. In addition to the major manufacturers and industries , there are two universities, two hospitals, a convention center, one indoor mall, one outdoor mall, and many banks and Savings & Loan Associations located in Bloomington-Normal. The City of Bloomington is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois with and estimated 20.25% increase in population between 1986 and 1995.
McLean County is the largest county by land area in Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 169,572, which is an increase of 12.7% from 150,433 in 2000. McLean County has 20 board members who represent 10 districts within Bloominton-Normal.