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Continued: Census: Bloomington leading boom in inner-ring suburbs

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 23, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Bloomington’s population shot to just short of 82,000 by 1970, and, with the old Metropolitan Stadium hosting Twins games and a vibrant “494 strip” of hotels and bars, was a happening place in that era.

But by 2010, despite the global profile of the MOA, its population of 82,893 was barely above its 1970 mark. In most decades it declined.

Now development is popping up all over, Elkins said, and “most of it, especially the apartments, is market rate. There’s a boom on, and the people who have gotten off the ground first — a lot more is on the way — are leasing up quickly. They’re surprising everyone, how quickly.”

 

David Peterson • 952-746-3285

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