Bloom, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 512. Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 275  (53.7%)
Females: 237  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54634.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,419 (it was $33,281 in 2000)
Bloom:

$47,419
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,877 (it was $18,017 in 2000)

Bloom town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $133,572 (it was $81,500 in 2000)
Bloom:

$133,572
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $170,581; Detached houses: $179,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,410; In 2-unit structures: $193,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,889; Mobile homes: $38,973; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,898
  • Races in Bloom, WI (2010)

    Bloom races chart
    • 50598.6%White alone
    • 51.0%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Bloom detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bloom: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Czech (11.9%), Irish (11.9%), English (9.7%), Norwegian (8.8%), United States (7.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 854 feet

Land area: 36.1 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Bloom,WI real estate house value index trend

Bloom, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Bloom:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloom town:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

11 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bloom town:  1.0% ($809)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (43.2 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (62.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (183.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Yuba, WI (1.7 miles) , Henrietta, WI (2.2 miles ), Rockbridge, WI (2.8 miles ), Stark, WI (3.0 miles ), La Farge, WI (3.0 miles ), Viola, WI (3.1 miles ), Sylvan, WI (3.1 miles ), Hillsboro, WI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $24,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 90.48 W

Area code: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -54 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Bloom: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bloom, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bloom-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Bloom town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bloom-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 375.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.1 miles away from Bloom center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 351.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from Bloom center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 374.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bloom topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bloom:

  • ST JOSEPHS HLTH SVCS Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bloom:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 54 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 62 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 62 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 62 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

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Notable locations in Bloom: Bloom Center Fruit Farm (A), Bloom City Stock Farm (B), Cove Valley Stock and Grain Farm (C), Deets Stock Farm (D), Cold Spring Stock Farm (E), Evergreen Stock Farm (F), Fairview Farm (G), Hickory Grove Stock Farm (H), Green Bluff Farm (I), Little Valley Stock Farm (J), Jersey Hill Stock Farm (K), Hillcrest Farm (L), Maple Grove Stock Farm (M), Mapledale Stock Farm (N), Old Homestead Farm (O), Sugarwood Farm (P), Red Barn Stock Farm (Q), Spring Valley Stock Farm (R), Valley View Stock Farm (S), Meadow Brook Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bloom: Pleasant Ridge Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Woodstock Cemetery (1), Bloom City Cemetery (2), Czechs National Cemetery (3), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Basswood Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 60.0. This is better than average.

City:

60.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Bloom travel time to work - commute Bloom mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bloom town (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,70614
Catholic2,3304
Evangelical Protestant1,43516
Other652
None11,485-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Richland County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sauk County, WI  0.91% ($31,656 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.67% ($22,422)
from Vernon County, WI  0.57% ($29,842)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sauk County, WI  0.99% ($29,881 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.77% ($32,173)
to Vernon County, WI  0.58% ($32,359)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bloom:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bloom:

  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

TV broadcast stations around Bloom:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • $179,000Total costs
  • 7,771Total average daily traffic
  • 667Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,652Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bloom, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Bloom compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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