Bloomington, Idaho

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Population in 2014: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 101  (48.7%)
Females: 108  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Idaho median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 83223, 83261, 83272.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,069 (it was $34,750 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$52,069
ID:

$51,807

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,724 (it was $13,866 in 2000)

Bloomington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $189,851 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$189,851
ID:

$189,400
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  • Races in Bloomington, ID (2010)

    Bloomington races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bloomington: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (36.2%), American (15.5%), European (8.6%), Scottish (5.2%), Irish (3.4%), Welsh (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5969 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 234 people per square mile   (very low).

Bloomington,ID real estate house value index trend

Bloomington, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Bloomington:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomington city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 69.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Idaho:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $823 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $824 (0.4%)

Bloomington satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $266,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $600,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 111.40 W

Bloomington household income distribution Bloomington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+34.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Bloomington, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Bloomington 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 the city 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 Bloomington 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 the city 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 77.3. This is about average.

City:

77.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Idaho average:

10.6

Bloomington travel time to work - commute Bloomington 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 Bloomington city (based on Bear Lake County data)

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
Bear Lake County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bear Lake County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bear Lake County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bear Lake County:

24.6%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.4%
State:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,000

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Idaho average:

7.20%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.63% ($36,846 average AGI)
from Caribou County, ID  0.54% ($43,000)
from Bannock County, ID  0.49% ($24,200)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Idaho average:

7.21%

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 Bannock County, ID  0.63% ($41,692 average AGI)
to Cache County, UT  0.54% ($25,091)

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

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Coal or coke (15%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Bloomington compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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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