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Columbia County

Population in 2012: 14,633 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.2%
Males: 6,613  (45.2%)
Females: 8,020  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  22.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  43.3 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,119 (it was $24,868 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$28,119
Pennsylvania:

$50,228
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $14,076

Bloomsburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $135,900 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$135,900
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,263; Detached houses: $124,803; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,227; In 2-unit structures: $100,695; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,850; Mobile homes: $58,796

Median gross rent in 2011: $672.

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  • White alone - 12,896 (88.2%)
  • Black alone - 835 (5.7%)
  • Hispanic - 551 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 159 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 116 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 46 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bloomsburg: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (11.5%), English (9.3%), Italian (7.4%), Polish (5.6%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 3332 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bloomsburg:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomsburg town:

  • Never married: 66.0%
  • Now married: 22.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

448 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This town:  3.1%
Pennsylvania:  5.5%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bloomsburg to the number of sex offenders is 709 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,252 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,202 (1.1%)

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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) .

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.00 N, Longitude: 76.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,334 (+43.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,312 (60.8%)

Area code: 570

Bloomsburg household income distribution Bloomsburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Bloomsburg (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 rapes (40.4 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (8.1 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (48.5 per 100,000)
  • 53 burglaries (428.1 per 100,000)
  • 241 thefts (1946.5 per 100,000)
  • 18 auto thefts (145.4 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 146.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-0.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bloomsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% greater 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 slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 90% 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 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 Bloomsburg center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Bloomsburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bloomsburg topographic map

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.

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


Hospital/medical center in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 549 EAST FAIR STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Bloomsburg:

  • GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • SHAMOKIN AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; COAL TOWNSHIP, PA)

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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.

Local government website: www.bafn.org/Government/bloomsburg.html

College/University in Bloomsburg:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Full-time enrollment: 8,552; 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: 3,667)
  • Susquehanna University (about 26 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 28 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 34 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)
  • Wilkes University (about 34 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • King's College (about 35 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 49 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)

Public high schools in Bloomsburg:

Private high schools in Bloomsburg:

  • COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 123 SCHOOLHOUSE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BLOOMSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 3300 RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Bloomsburg:

  • ST COLUMBA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 40 E 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bloomsburg, map of school districts: BLOOMSBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, CENTRAL COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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

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).

 
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:

COUNTRY TERRACE ESTATES (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (DEC-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
BALANCED CARE AT BLOOMSBURG II (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAY-23-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1999 and SEP-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-1999), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-09-2000)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
ECONO LODGE OF BLOOMSBURG (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
KEMLER'S RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JERSEYTOWN TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FRESH N QUIK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • HI HO RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 36.0%
(35.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.1% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 62.1% for other race residents, 52.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bloomsburg, PA

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

Bloomsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Budget Host Patriot Inn, 6305 New Berwick Hwy, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-1776
  • Inn At Turkey Hill, 991 Central Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-1500
  • Holiday Inn Express , 14 Mitchell Dr, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-6702, Fax: (570) 387-6802
  • Comfort Suites , 120 Plaza Dr, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 , Phone: (570) 387-9100, Fax: (570) 387-9190
  • Hampton Inn Bloomsburg , 255 Papermill Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 , Phone: (570) 380-1020, Fax: (570) 380-1035
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Bloomsburg travel time to work - commute


Bloomsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bloomsburg (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.46%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents28.3%26.7%18.4%5.4%4.0%
Congregations38.7%6.3%12.6%9.0%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%2.3%2.1%1.7%8.8%
Congregations1.8%4.5%2.7%3.6%15.3%
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: 13
Columbia 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
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,069$36,8280$0
Other Government Administration 6$19,647$39,2940$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$73,827$59,0624$3,902
Police - Other 4$16,994$50,9823$1,240
Streets and Highways 11$40,020$43,6580$0
Solid Waste Management 5$14,315$34,3560$0
Totals for Government 42$167,872$47,9637$5,142

Bloomsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($2.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,055,000 ($72.10)
    Regular Highways: $787,000 ($53.78)
    Central Staff Services: $503,000 ($34.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($22.89)
    General - Other: $233,000 ($15.92)
    Housing & Community Development: $229,000 ($15.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $145,000 ($9.91)
    Fire Protection: $131,000 ($8.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($2.80)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($2.73)
    Air Transportation: $38,000 ($2.60)
    Parking Facilities: $29,000 ($1.98)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($1.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $2,905,000 ($198.52)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,187,000 ($81.12)
    Benefit Payments: $181,000 ($12.37)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $67,000 ($4.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($5.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $313,000 ($21.39)
    General Public Building: $73,000 ($4.99)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($2.39)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($2.26)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.07)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,617,000 ($110.50)

Bloomsburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $244,000 ($16.67)
    All Other: $202,000 ($13.80)
    Parking Facilities: $144,000 ($9.84)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $76,000 ($5.19)
    From Local Government: $27,000 ($1.85)
    Interest Revenue: $13,000 ($0.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($4.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $393,000 ($26.86)
    Interest Earnings: $104,000 ($7.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $284,000 ($19.41)
    Highways: $249,000 ($17.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($4.03)
    General Support: $9,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,228,000 ($83.92)
    Property: $884,000 ($60.41)

Bloomsburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,513,000 ($103.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,433,000 ($97.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $79,000 ($5.40)

Bloomsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $238,000 ($16.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $552,000 ($37.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $832,000 ($56.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $293,000 ($20.02)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.03% ($30,057 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.53% ($31,183)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.45% ($32,324)


5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.87% ($30,034 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.50% ($36,908)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.42% ($26,380)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bloomsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 116 meters (381ft)
Total costs: $5,000
Total average daily traffic: 133,128
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,851

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bloomsburg, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bloomsburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
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: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 94 (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: 42 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 12

Incident types - Bloomsburg


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bloomsburg, PA
Businesses in Bloomsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Burger King2Nike5
CVS1Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa 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
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Bloomsburg, PA


Bloomsburg on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #73 (17815) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Pennsylvania German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Peter D. Yohe (5)
  • Leo J. Yodock, Jr. (4)
  • Leo J. Yodock, Iii (4)
  • Justin L. Mowery (1)
  • Matt J. Crone (1)
  • Richard Truslowe (1)
  • Timothy D. Hoffman (1)
  • Adam Crone (1)
  • Kevin K. John (1)
  • Walter Mackay (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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