Bloomsburg, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Town of Bloomsburg had a population of 15,431 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.0037 and longitude -76.4549 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bloomsburg: Eyersburg, Eyertown.

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Bloomsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,431
Population in Households 11,604
Population in Familes 4,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,827
Population Density2 3,547
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $34,828
Average Household Income $53,680
Per Capita Income $21,450


Total Housing Units 5,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,393 (25.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,591 (65.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $134,880
Average Home Value $168,216


Total Households 4,984
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,735
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.13%
Households 0.59% 0.12%
Families 0.15% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 2018 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 # 44 98th
Population Density # 313 82nd
Diversity Index # 340 81st
Median Household Income # 1665 6th
Per Capita Income # 1542 13th

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