Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and is the fourth-largest city in the entire state with a population of over 86,000 residents. Bloomington is interesting in the sense that it has more jobs per capita than either Minneapolis or St. Paul, the two largest cities in the state (and the co-anchors of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area), as Bloomington is the home of Mall of America, the largest enclosed shopping center in the entire United States. It also sits just 10 miles south of Minneapolis, putting it squarely within the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area.
Bloomington was first settled in 1843 by missionaries, who were sent by the Minnesota government to teach Native Americans advanced agricultural techniques. A settlement quickly formed after the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, which opened the land around Bloomington to settlement by Americans. By the turn of the 20th century Bloomington had over a thousand residents, but did not experience significant growth until the end of World War II and the subsequent housing boom. Through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Bloomington grew rapidly, and today the city is a major shopping area in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro region.
As it is located so close to Minneapolis, Bloomington shares many of the same climate characteristics as its larger neighbor. During the summer months, average highs in Bloomington only reach into the low-to-mid 80’s, though higher temperatures have been recorded. Overnight, temperatures in the summer usually drop down into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s. When winter comes, the weather can get severe; average highs only reach into the mid-20’s, with overnight lows frequently falling into single digits. Snow is common, making auto shipping more difficult in and out of Bloomington during the winter than the summer. This generally leads to higher winter prices, as well as lower carrier availability which can affect pickup windows.
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