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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Town of Bloomsburg had a population of 15,096 as of July 1, 2016. Bloomsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bloomsburg is located at latitude 41.0027 and longitude -76.4566 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bloomsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 535 feet.

The Town of Bloomsburg (GNIS ID: 1215124) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bloomsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bloomsburg: Eyersburg, Eyertown.

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Bloomsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,096
Population in Households 11,198
Population in Familes 4,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,898
Population Density1 3,470
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 4,845
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,700
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,436 (27.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,409 (64.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $130,123
Average Home Value $158,774


Median Household Income $31,280
Average Household Income $48,485
Per Capita Income $19,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.14%
Households 0.33% 0.17%
Families -0.13% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -1.05%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bloomsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bloomsburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 98th
Population Density1 # 323 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 310 82nd
Median Household Income # 1699 4th
Per Capita Income # 1570 11th

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