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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Town of Bloomsburg had a population of 15,314 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bloomsburg: Eyersburg, Eyertown.

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Bloomsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,314
Daytime Population: Workers 7,077
Daytime Population: Residents 9,358
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,435
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 11,463
Population in Familes 4,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,851
Population Density2 3,520
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $32,378
Average Household Income $51,861
Per Capita Income $20,875


Total Housing Units 5,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,475 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,458 (64.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $132,156
Average Home Value $162,220


Total Households 4,933
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,735
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.11%
Households 0.53% 0.09%
Families 0.17% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 319 82nd
Diversity Index # 321 82nd
Median Household Income # 1703 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1549 12th

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