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Bloomsburg is a town in Columbia County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after county commissioner Samuel Bloom
The latitude of Bloomsburg is 41.003N. The longitude is -76.455W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,652.
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29% of Bloomsburg residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bloomsburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bloomsburg was $12,819, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Bloomsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Bloomsburg include Bloomsburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bloomsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.
Libraries in Bloomsburg include Bloomsburg Public Library, Columbia County Traveling Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bloomsburg include Press Enterprise
Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomsburg political report.
The average commute time for Bloomsburg workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bloomsburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Bloomsburg include Econo Lodge.
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