Bloomington, IN

75% of Bloomington residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

Bloomington residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
The average distance most people are willing to walk to reach a destination is 10-minutes or roughly half a mile. The 10-minute walk standard helps us examine the availability of parks close to home.
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
80
Adults (20 - 64)
76
Seniors (65+)
62
By Income (%)
High Income
68
Middle Income
72
Low Income
75
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
76
Asian*
66
Black*
76
Hispanic
78
Pacific Islander*
67
White*
76
2 or More Races*
74
Other*
72
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
12% of Bloomington’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%