Community Profile

Illinois State University

Town Features

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 2010, the United States Census Bureau certified Normal’s population at 52,497. View Normal’s historical population growth.

The United States Census Bureau collects demographic information on various units of government. View Normal’s 2010 Census Profile.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Economic Development Council annually prepares a demographic profile for the region. This profile contains detailed information on population, labor, housing, income, taxes, quality of life, retail and transportation.

Town Facts

Area 17.76 square miles
Date of incorporation March 4, 1867
Form of government Council / Manager
Miles of sanitary sewers 174 miles
Miles of storm sewers 102 miles
Miles of streets 425 lane miles
Miles of water mains 196 miles
Number of parks 17 (370 acres)