Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 14,231 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.0%
Males: 6,708  (47.1%)
Females: 7,523  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

22.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,729 (it was $24,868 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$37,729
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,851 (it was $12,819 in 2000)

Bloomsburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,639 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$150,639
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,525; detached houses: $197,665; townhouses or other attached units: $117,123; in 2-unit structures: $28,098; mobile homes: $47,422

Median gross rent in 2017: $778.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bloomsburg: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.4%
(29.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.7% for Black residents, 48.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.7% for other race residents, 94.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bloomsburg, PA (2010)
    • 13,05087.8%White alone
    • 8805.9%Black alone
    • 5083.4%Hispanic
    • 2251.5%Asian alone
    • 1661.1%Two or more races
    • 120.08%American Indian alone
    • 120.08%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bloomsburg is 585 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bloomsburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(46.8)
2
(15.5)
4
(30.9)
2
(15.9)
5
(39.0)
3
(23.3)
2
(13.4)
1
(6.6)
9
(61.8)
4
(27.2)
6
(41.3)
4
(28.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(15.6)
2
(15.5)
2
(15.4)
4
(31.7)
4
(31.2)
1
(7.8)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.2)
3
(20.6)
1
(6.8)
2
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(62.4)
14
(108.3)
6
(46.3)
13
(103.2)
15
(117.0)
15
(116.5)
23
(154.3)
17
(112.3)
29
(199.1)
26
(176.9)
27
(185.7)
31
(219.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(280.6)
25
(193.4)
29
(223.8)
40
(317.4)
38
(296.4)
60
(466.1)
60
(402.6)
51
(337.0)
56
(384.5)
28
(190.5)
35
(240.7)
27
(190.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
208
(1,621)
172
(1,331)
185
(1,428)
200
(1,587)
289
(2,254)
272
(2,113)
218
(1,463)
211
(1,394)
173
(1,188)
166
(1,129)
138
(949.0)
161
(1,138)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(70.2)
4
(30.9)
4
(30.9)
7
(55.6)
7
(54.6)
10
(77.7)
3
(20.1)
4
(26.4)
2
(13.7)
4
(27.2)
2
(13.8)
6
(42.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)144.7107.9113.8133.0194.8167.6131.9113.2171.0119.9130.2128.7

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City-data.com crime index in Bloomsburg, PA

Crime rate in Bloomsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Italian (9.2%), Irish (7.9%), American (7.0%), English (6.7%), Polish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 3,241 people per square mile   (average).

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania map

506 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,433 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,463 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (49.8 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fernville, PA (0.8 miles ),
Rupert, PA (1.4 miles),
Espy, PA (1.4 miles ),
Buckhorn, PA (1.6 miles),
Catawissa borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Lightstreet, PA (1.8 miles ),
Almedia, PA (1.9 miles ),
Mainville, PA (2.1 miles)

Latitude: 41.00 N, Longitude: 76.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,882 (+33.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,534 (43.9%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Bloomsburg, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bloomsburg, PA in 2017
Bloomsburg satellite photo by USGS

Bloomsburg tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Bloomsburg, PA residents
Average permit cost in Bloomsburg, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Bloomsburg, PA
Historical housing units in Bloomsburg, PA
Most common industries in Bloomsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.8%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Bloomsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00035. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00035
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bloomsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Bloomsburg town center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bloomsburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.8 miles away from Bloomsburg center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 230.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.0 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 Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bloomsburg topographic map

Main business address for: CCFNB BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bloomsburg:

  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 549 EAST FAIR STREET)
  • BAYADA NURSES (1113 OLD BERWICK ROAD)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (6850 LOWS ROAD)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (410 GLENN AVE SUITE 200)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (3298 RIDGE ROAD)
  • BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CTR (P O BOX 98 211 E FIRST ST)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (211 EAST FIRST STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Bloomsburg:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Bloomsburg:

  • 12 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

College/University in Bloomsburg:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Full-time enrollment: 9,452; Location: 400 E Second St; Public; Website: www.bloomu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bloomsburg:

  • Bucknell University (about 23 miles; Lewisburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,418)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 26 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Susquehanna University (about 27 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 28 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 34 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 35 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • King's College (about 35 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)

Public high schools in Bloomsburg:

Private high schools in Bloomsburg:

  • COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 208, Location: 123 SCHOOLHOUSE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • BLOOMSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45, Location: 3300 RIDGE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bloomsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Bloomsburg:

  • ST COLUMBA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 40 E 3RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bloomsburg

Libraries in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $318,381; Location: 225 MARKET ST; 38,832 books; 1,879 audio materials; 2,016 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions)
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY TRAVELING LIBRARY AUTHORITY (Operating income: $96,203; Location: 15 PERRY AVE; 21,146 books; 715 audio materials; 190 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Additional private school; Columbia County Christian School, PK through 12. 123 School House Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-784-2977

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bloomsburg: Bakeless Center for the Humanities (A), Benjamin Franklin Hall (B), Buckingham Maintence Center (C), Charles Buckalew Place (D), Columbia Residence Hall (E), Diana Van Fleet Mitchell House (F), Douglas Hippenstiel Fenstemaker Alumni House (G), Elna H Nelson Field House (H), Elwell Residence Hall (I), Gross Auditorium (J), Hartline Science Center (K), Harvey A Andruss Library (L), Hass Center for the Arts (M), Henry Carver Hall (N), James H McCormick Center for Human Services (O), Luzerne Residence Hall (P), Lycoming Residence Hall (Q), Marco and Louise Mitrani Hall (R), Marquerite W Kehr Union Building (S), Montgomery Place Apartments (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bloomsburg: CCFNB BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kinney Run (A), Hemlock Creek (B), Montour Run (C), Fishing Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bloomsburg include: Robert B Redman Stadium (1), Litwhiler Field (2), Jan Hutchinson Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bill's Custom Cycles (Museums; 7145 Columbia Blvd), Children's Museum (700 Center Street), Columbia County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 225 Market St), AAA Midatlantic Insurance Agency (Tours & Charters; 460 Central Road).

Hotels: Magee's Main Street Inn (20 West Main Street), Hampton Inn Bloomsburg- PA (255 Paper Mill Road), Econo Lodge (189 Columbia Mall Drive), Budget Host - Patriot Inn (6305 New Berwick Highway).

Courts: Columbia County - Bloomsburg- Prothonotary-Civil Court (Courthouse), Columbia County - Bloomsburg- Clerk Of Courts-Criminal Court (Courthouse), Anthony Court (345 Iron).

Birthplace of: Krysten Ritter - Film actor, Pamela Ribon - Novelist, David R. Millard - Politician, Doug Davis (infielder) - Baseball player, John Hummel - Baseball player, Paul Hartzell - Baseball player, Randy Sidler - Football player, John Bogart (baseball) - Baseball player.

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

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

PENNDOT-SITE 38 MODERN REST AR (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PERKINS RESTAURANT (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
THE LINKS AT HEMLOCK CREEK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY TERRACE ESTATES (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2010)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
BALANCED CARE AT BLOOMSBURG II (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
TENNY TOWN MOTEL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
RANGER STATION WELL 2004 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
JERSEYTOWN TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bloomsburg that have no violations reported:

  • PENNDOT-SITE 37 MODERN REST AR (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PENNDOT-SITE 36 MODERN REST AR (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PENNDOT-SITE 35 MODERN REST AR (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITETAIL PRESERVE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TERRAPINS CANTINA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRESH N QUIK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN BRIDGES PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MORRIS FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAYS DRIVE IN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCOREBOARD SPORTS TAVERN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

36.1%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bloomsburg in 2010:

  • 3,606 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bloomsburg in 2000:

  • 2,722 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 137 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 101 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Bloomsburg (2011 data):

  • First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.: Lightstreet Office, Scott Township Office, Bloomsburg Market Street Office, Buckhorn Wm Office, at 232 East Street. Info updated 2009/12/02: Bank assets: $622.7 mil, Deposits: $483.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Ccfnb Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bloomsburg Branch at 50 West Main Street, branch established on 1967/11/01; Scott Township Branch at 1008 Columbia Boulevard, branch established on 1977/09/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Keystone Community Bank: Scott Township Branch at 2301 Columbia Blvd, branch established on 1989/03/06. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $826.0 mil, Deposits: $627.9 mil, headquarters in Berwick, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: First Keystone Corporation
  • FNB Bank, National Association: Bloomsburg Branch at 37-41 West Main Street, branch established on 1964/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $387.3 mil, Deposits: $306.1 mil, headquarters in Danville, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Bloomsburg Branch at 415 Central Road, branch established on 1999/10/18. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Bloomsburg:

Marital status in Bloomsburg, PA
  • Never married: 64.4%
  • Now married: 21.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bloomsburg:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bloomsburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bloomsburg, PA (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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: 13
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Columbia County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Here:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Columbia County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

8.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.0%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.6%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bloomsburg:

13.2%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bloomsburg:

26.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

59.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bloomsburg:

80.6%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bloomsburg, PA 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
Police Protection - Officers 14$74,894$64,1953$2,237
Streets and Highways 10$37,886$45,4630$0
Solid Waste Management 6$19,023$38,0460$0
Other and Unallocable 5$14,461$34,7060$0
Police - Other 4$9,788$29,3644$1,262
Other Government Administration 2$11,050$66,3000$0
Financial Administration 1$3,694$44,3280$0
Totals for Government 42$170,796$48,7997$3,499

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $299,000 ($21.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.98)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,708,000 ($120.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,332,000 ($93.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,210,000 ($85.03)
    General - Other: $713,000 ($50.10)
    Central Staff Services: $457,000 ($32.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $267,000 ($18.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000 ($12.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000 ($5.76)
    General Public Buildings: $76,000 ($5.34)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($3.86)
    Financial Administration: $44,000 ($3.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($2.39)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $2,086,000 ($146.58)
    Other Investments - Other: $391,000 ($27.48)
    Benefit Payments: $369,000 ($25.93)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $48,000 ($3.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($3.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $29,000 ($2.04)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($1.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.42)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,093,000 ($147.07)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $426,000 ($29.93)
    Parking Facilities: $276,000 ($19.39)
    Other: $256,000 ($17.99)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $532,000 ($37.38)
    From Other Governments: $219,000 ($15.39)
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,000 ($1.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $663,000 ($46.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $42,000 ($2.95)
    General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($2.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $515,000 ($36.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $85,000 ($5.97)
    Rents: $66,000 ($4.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($2.53)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($1.69)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($0.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $730,000 ($51.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $435,000 ($30.57)
    Highways: $232,000 ($16.30)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($0.63)
  • Tax - Property: $1,221,000 ($85.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $738,000 ($51.86)
    Individual Income: $628,000 ($44.13)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $162,000 ($11.38)
    Public Utility License: $126,000 ($8.85)
    Amusements Sales: $25,000 ($1.76)

Bloomsburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,224,000 ($86.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,088,000 ($76.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,000 ($9.56)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,000 ($3.58)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $2,556,000 ($179.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,474,000 ($314.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,000 ($9.28)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)


5.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)
Businesses in Bloomsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets9
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Burger King2New Balance1
CVS1Nike5
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway3
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Goodwill3UPS3
H&R Block1Vans1
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Honda1Wendy's2
JCPenney1YMCA1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bloomsburg:

  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bloomsburg:

  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBUQ (91.1 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: BLOOMSBURG UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)

TV broadcast stations around Bloomsburg:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bloomsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • $8,893,000Total costs
  • 193,207Total average daily traffic
  • 36,063Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Bloomsburg, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bloomsburg, PA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bloomsburg)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bloomsburg, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bloomsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bloomsburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$75,00082$79,854213$76,41840$28,0501$139,00044$70,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$99,60022$61,7732$29,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$012$79,00052$76,80820$15,9500$05$76,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$07$103,28642$89,1192$2,5000$05$75,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$04$82,50010$97,4003$27,6670$01$127,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0510.00 , 0511.00, 0512.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$94,66719$87,4742$74,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$57,5005$131,4000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$46,0002$105,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0510.00 , 0511.00, 0512.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bloomsburg, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bloomsburg, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
Fire incident types in Bloomsburg, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bloomsburg, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Budget Host Patriot Inn, 6305 New Berwick Hwy, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-1776
  • Holiday Inn Express, 14 Mitchell Dr, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-6702, Fax: (570) 387-6802
  • Comfort Suites, 120 Plaza Dr, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-9100, Fax: (570) 387-9190
  • Hampton Inn Bloomsburg, 255 Papermill Rd, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815 , Phone: (570) 380-1020, Fax: (570) 380-1035
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bloomsburg, PA
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 17.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Coal or coke
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bloomsburg, PA
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 40.7%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Bloomsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Bloomsburg on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #93 (17815) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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