Bloomington, Idaho

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Population in 2017: 210 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.3%
 
Males: 93  (44.7%)
Females: 117  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years

Zip codes: 83223, 83261, 83272.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,210 (it was $34,750 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$50,210
ID:

$52,225

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,637 (it was $13,866 in 2000)

Bloomington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $195,269 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$195,269
ID:

$207,100
March 2019 cost of living index in Bloomington: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Bloomington, ID (2010)
    • 18187.9%White alone
    • 178.3%Hispanic
    • 52.4%Asian alone
    • 31.5%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (54.8%), European (8.1%), Irish (6.5%), Swiss (6.5%), Scottish (4.8%), Welsh (4.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5969 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

Bloomington, Idaho map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Idaho:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $809 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $790 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (71.2 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (369.6 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (600.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Paris, ID (1.6 miles ),
St. Charles, ID (2.3 miles),
Montpelier, ID (3.2 miles ),
Bennington, ID (3.8 miles),
Garden City, UT (4.2 miles ),
Mink Creek, ID (4.4 miles ),
Georgetown, ID (4.5 miles ),
Garden, UT (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 111.40 W

Distribution of median household income in Bloomington, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bloomington, ID in 2017
Bloomington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Idaho:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+34.9%).
Most common industries in Bloomington, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.4%)
  • Rail transportation (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (30.8%)
  • Rail transportation (13.5%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (45.0%)
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Apparel (7.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Bloomington, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (21.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (11.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Religious workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Bloomington, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bloomington, Idaho average temperatures Bloomington, Idaho average precipitation Bloomington, Idaho humidity Bloomington, Idaho wind speed Bloomington, Idaho snowfall Bloomington, Idaho sunshine Bloomington, Idaho clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 89.5. This is worse than average.

City:

89.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Bloomington-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 245% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from Bloomington center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 337.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from Bloomington center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 174.9 miles away from Bloomington center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bear Lake County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bloomington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bloomington:

  • BEAR LAKE MEMORIAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MONTPELIER, ID)
  • BEAR LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MONTPELIER, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bloomington:

  • Utah State University (about 38 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Idaho State University (about 71 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Weber State University (about 75 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 102 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 102 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Westminster College (about 104 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Western Governors University (about 107 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

Points of interest:

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Bear Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bloomington and their reported violations in the past:

BLOOMINGTON CITY OF (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.0%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Bloomington:

Marital status in Bloomington, ID
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bloomington:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bloomington, ID (based on Bear Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other5,06418
Catholic991
Evangelical Protestant752
Mainline Protestant131
None735-
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: 3
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Bear Lake County:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.6%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bear Lake County:

6.4%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.0%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bloomington:

18.5%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.2%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.5%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Bloomington:

57.3%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Bloomington:

73.5%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bloomington, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Financial Administration 0$0 1$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,000

Bloomington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $108,000 ($514.29)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($85.71)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($38.10)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($28.57)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($28.57)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($28.57)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($9.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($4.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($33.33)

Bloomington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($14.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($23.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $70,000 ($333.33)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($38.10)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($71.43)
    Property: $9,000 ($42.86)

Bloomington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,000 ($119.05)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bloomington:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVSI (1450 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: TRI-STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KLGN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KACH (1340 AM; 1 kW; PRESTON, ID; Owner: ALAN J. WHITE, NELADA G. WHITE)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bloomington:

  • K260AD (99.9 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K264AD (100.7 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K276DR (103.1 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K287AB (105.3 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLZX (95.9 FM; WESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO INC)
  • KJQN (100.7 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KVFX (94.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KUSU-FM (91.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI. & APP. SCI)
  • K220HI (91.9 FM; CLARKSTON, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bloomington:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Bloomington fatal accident list:

Aug 11, 1988 07:30 AM, 002380, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 14, 1986 08:30 PM, 002380, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC7DWM, Licensee ID: L00850101, Grant Date: 12/25/2014, Expiration Date: 12/25/2024, Registrant: Richard E Kearl, 55 S 100 W, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: KD7NFN, Licensee ID: L00357954, Grant Date: 05/17/2001, Expiration Date: 05/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002, Certifier: Alan P Eborn, Registrant: Alan P Eborn, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: KD7RJR, Licensee ID: L00517899, Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Certifier: Deby L Eborn, Registrant: Deby L Eborn, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: AC7TJ, Previous Call Sign: KD7NFN, Licensee ID: L00357954, Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 05/17/2021, Certifier: Alan P Eborn, Registrant: Alan P Eborn, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: KD7ZCX, Licensee ID: L00783190, Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 12/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2004, Certifier: Michael L Jex, Registrant: Michael L Jex, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: KG7JTO, Licensee ID: L01851333, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Connie C Hulme, Registrant: Connie C Hulme, 15 South Main, Bloomington, ID 83223
  • Call Sign: KG7JTP, Licensee ID: L01851334, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Charles E Hulme, Registrant: Charles E Hulme, 15 S Main, Bloomington, ID 83223

Most common first names in Bloomington, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James270.5 years
William285.5 years
Thomas279.5 years
Vera279.5 years
Most common last names in Bloomington, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thornock875.6 years
Haddock682.2 years
Bateman580.2 years
Nelson584.2 years
Piggott469.8 years
Dunford379.7 years
Payne385.3 years
Reese373.0 years
Ward374.3 years
Bee279.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bloomington, ID
  • 38.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 17.1%Wood
  • 12.9%Coal or coke
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bloomington, ID
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bloomington compared to Idaho state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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