Community Profile

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 2020, the United States Census Bureau certified Normal’s population at 52,736. 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.

Photo of the Illinois State University bridge and cars traveling below.

Town Facts

Area18.70 square miles
Date of incorporationMarch 4, 1867
Form of governmentCouncil / Manager
Miles of sanitary sewers174 miles
Miles of storm sewers102 miles
Miles of streets425 lane miles
Miles of water mains196 miles
Number of parks17 (370 acres)