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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Town of Bloomsburg had a population of 14,706 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bloomsburg, PA Housing Affordability Index is 103
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bloomsburg, PA Wealth Index is 35
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,706 (100%)
Population in Households 11,180 (76.0%)
Population in Families 4,831 (32.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,526 (24.0%)
Population Density 3,383
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,290
Average Household Income $47,993
Per Capita Income $18,534
Wealth Index4 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,409 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,462 (65.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 451 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $140,739
Housing Affordability Index3 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,871
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,689
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.11% -0.01%
Households 0.28% 0.03%
Families -0.16% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.05%

Bloomsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bloomsburg to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 46 97th
Population Density # 337 81st
Diversity Index # 353 80th
Median Household Income # 1710 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1710 3rd

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