Bloomington, Texas

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Population in 2010: 2,459. Population change since 2000: -4.0%
Males: 1,141  (46.4%)
Females: 1,318  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77905, 77951.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,171 (it was $30,167 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$33,171
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,842 (it was $10,332 in 2000)

Bloomington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,350 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Bloomington:

$44,350
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $102,178; Detached houses: $73,105; Mobile homes: $166,940

Median gross rent in 2012: $419.

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Bloomington races chart
  • Hispanic - 1,830 (74.4%)
  • White alone - 477 (19.4%)
  • Black alone - 127 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bloomington: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (5.5%), German (3.9%), United States (1.4%), Czech (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 64 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 923 people per square mile   (low).

Bloomington,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bloomington:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomington CDP:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

162 residents are foreign born

This place:  8.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Bloomington, Texas as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bloomington to the number of sex offenders is 246 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $745 (2.2%)

Bloomington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (13.2 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (69.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (112.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Placedo, TX (2.3 miles ), Kamey-Six Mile, TX (2.8 miles ), Victoria, TX (3.6 miles ), Tivoli, TX (3.6 miles ), Quail Creek, TX (3.8 miles ), Port Lavaca, TX (4.0 miles ), Inez, TX (4.1 miles ), Austwell, TX (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 28.65 N, Longitude: 96.90 W

Area code: 361

Bloomington household income distribution Bloomington home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

Average climate in Bloomington, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bloomington-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/5/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Bloomington place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/9/1966, a category F3 tornado 26.2 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bloomington-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Bloomington center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 405.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 380.4 miles away from Bloomington center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Victoria County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bloomington topographic map

Birthplace of: Gale Storm - Actress.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bloomington:

  • VICTORIAN HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • DETAR HOSPITAL NAVARRO Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/VICTORIA SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • RETAMA NURSING CENTER SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)
  • TEXAS HOME HEALTH SKILLED SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; VICTORIA, TX)

Airports located in Bloomington:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bloomington:

  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 13 miles; Victoria, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 13 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 55 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 68 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Del Mar College (about 69 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 70 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Brazosport College (about 95 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Public high school in Bloomington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bloomington:

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Notable location: Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department Edward E Kocian Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Victoria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bloomington, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Bloomington compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bloomington CDP (based on Victoria County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.59%
Here: 70.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents53.8%22.6%7.5%5.3%2.4%
Congregations11.4%20.0%10.0%10.0%4.3%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.2%1.1%0.9%3.0%
Congregations11.4%2.9%1.4%7.1%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Victoria County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Victoria County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Victoria County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Victoria County:

27.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

15.7%

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Harris County, TX  0.45% ($39,669 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, TX  0.39% ($44,089)
from Jackson County, TX  0.38% ($42,025)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Harris County, TX  0.60% ($32,942 average AGI)
to DeWitt County, TX  0.37% ($39,427)
to Bexar County, TX  0.35% ($36,918)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bloomington:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNAL (1410 AM; 1 kW; VICTORIA, TX)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KRNX (1340 AM; 1 kW; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIO WORKS, LTD.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bloomington:

  • KIXS (107.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSQ (94.5 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLUB (106.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTXN-FM (98.7 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: COSMOPOLITAN ENTERPRISES OF VICTORIA)
  • KVIC (95.1 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIO WORKS, LTD.)
  • KITE (93.3 FM; PORT LAVACA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LTD.)
  • KXBJ (89.3 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA, INC.)
  • KVRT (90.7 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SOUTH TX PUBLIC B/CSTNG SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KEPG (100.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LTD.)
  • KQVT (92.3 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K211DR (90.1 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KAYK (88.5 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZAM (104.7 FM; GANADO, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KHMC (95.9 FM; GOLIAD, TX; Owner: CINCO DE MAYO BROADCASTING)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Bloomington:

  • KVCT (Channel 19; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SURTSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • KUNU-LP (Channel 21; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVTX-LP (Channel 45; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXTS-LP (Channel 41; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBGS-LP (Channel 51; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCPV-LP (Channel 57; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KAVU-TV (Channel 25; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVHM-LP (Channel 31; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: HUMBERTO LOPEZ)
  • K43DV (Channel 43; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bloomington, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

Bloomington fatal accident list:

Dec 10, 2011 02:55 AM, Fm616, Lat: 28.65004, Lon: -96.88667, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 5, 2001 00:25 AM, Sr-185, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 24, 1996 04:40 AM, 185, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1979 03:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 71 meters (233ft)
Total average daily traffic: 40,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,637

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bloomington)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5 Km Nw (Lat: 28.685833 Lon: -96.921917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76 m, Overall height: 81 m, Call Sign: KAR933
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/17/2015, Certifier: Christopher Kinney
    Registrant: Kinder Morgan, Inc., 370 Van Gordon St., Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (866) 775-5785, Email:
  • Corner Of Fifth & Indiana St (Lat: 28.646667 Lon: -96.895806), Call Sign: KZX581
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/1996, Expiration Date: 05/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2001
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Suite 500w, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: INTERSTATE S-1B1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4ACG199H3 (113 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47832 , Serial Number: 31, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): H N Lane, , Bloomington, TX 77951

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$43,6301$43,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0017.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Bloomington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bloomington, TX
Most common first names in Bloomington, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1174.0 years
Mary1064.8 years
John965.9 years
Robert869.4 years
James870.7 years
Charles780.6 years
Willie580.0 years
Ernest469.3 years
Arthur475.4 years
Frances479.0 years
Most common last names in Bloomington, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King1068.4 years
Rodriguez976.5 years
Garcia855.1 years
Brown875.2 years
Baladez770.7 years
Martin772.0 years
Escalante777.6 years
Gonzales770.8 years
Maroney677.1 years
Salinas673.5 years

Businesses in Bloomington, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
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