Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 14,519 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.3%
Males: 6,791  (46.8%)
Females: 7,728  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  21.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,289 (it was $24,868 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$29,289
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,921 (it was $12,819 in 2000)

Bloomsburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,289 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Bloomsburg:

$115,289
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $760.

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  • Races in Bloomsburg, PA (2013)

    Bloomsburg races chart
    • 12,92688.2%White alone
    • 8836.0%Black alone
    • 4823.3%Hispanic
    • 2131.5%Asian alone
    • 1270.9%Two or more races
    • 240.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bloomsburg: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.0%), Irish (14.4%), English (9.6%), Italian (5.7%), Polish (5.2%), Welsh (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 3,306 people per square mile   (average).

Bloomsburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Bloomsburg:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomsburg town:

  • Never married: 64.6%
  • Now married: 23.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

547 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% Africa).

This town:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bloomsburg to the number of sex offenders is 813 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,361 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,250 (1.2%)

Bloomsburg satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.00 N, Longitude: 76.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,362 (+43.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,144 (53.4%)

Area code: 570

Bloomsburg household income distribution Bloomsburg home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Bloomsburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Bloomsburg 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 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).

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: 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

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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

0.303

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.:

1.93

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 39.7%
(38.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.2% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 32.7% for other race residents, 44.7% 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

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, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Bloomsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bloomsburg town (based on Columbia County data)

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
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
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,694$44,3280$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,050$66,3000$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$74,894$64,1953$2,237
Police - Other 4$9,788$29,3644$1,262
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
Totals for Government 42$170,796$48,7997$3,499

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($2.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,055,000 ($72.66)
    Regular Highways: $787,000 ($54.20)
    Central Staff Services: $503,000 ($34.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($23.07)
    General - Other: $233,000 ($16.05)
    Housing & Community Development: $229,000 ($15.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $145,000 ($9.99)
    Fire Protection: $131,000 ($9.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($2.82)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($2.76)
    Air Transportation: $38,000 ($2.62)
    Parking Facilities: $29,000 ($2.00)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($1.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $2,905,000 ($200.08)
    Benefit Payments: $181,000 ($12.47)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $67,000 ($4.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($5.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $313,000 ($21.56)
    General Public Building: $73,000 ($5.03)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($2.41)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($2.27)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.07)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,617,000 ($111.37)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $244,000 ($16.81)
    All Other: $202,000 ($13.91)
    Parking Facilities: $144,000 ($9.92)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $76,000 ($5.23)
    From Local Government: $27,000 ($1.86)
    Interest Revenue: $13,000 ($0.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($4.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $393,000 ($27.07)
    Interest Earnings: $104,000 ($7.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $284,000 ($19.56)
    Highways: $249,000 ($17.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($4.06)
    General Support: $9,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,228,000 ($84.58)
    Property: $884,000 ($60.89)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,513,000 ($104.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,433,000 ($98.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $79,000 ($5.44)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $238,000 ($16.39)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $552,000 ($38.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $832,000 ($57.30)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $293,000 ($20.18)

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

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 Luzerne County, PA  0.83% ($28,552 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.46% ($28,786)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.39% ($33,674)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.92% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.48% ($34,607)
to Montour County, PA  0.47% ($32,078)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 116m381ftTotal length
  • $5,000Total costs
  • 133,128Total average daily traffic
  • 20,851Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 32000-2009
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&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

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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