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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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Median household income
Local
$24,868
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bloomsburg demographic reports
Bloomsburg is on the Susquehanna River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Bloomsburg Fair - Sept. 22-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bloomsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ricketts Glen State Park, Montour Preserve
Colleges and universities: Bloomsburg University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The motto of a mouse-trap factory here is: 'The world has made a beaten path to our factory doors.'
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17815 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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26% of Bloomsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Bloomsburg include Bloomsburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bloomsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.


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Libraries in Bloomsburg include Bloomsburg Public Library, Columbia County Traveling Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bloomsburg include Press Enterprise

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Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomsburg political report.

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Traffic

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.

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Hotels in Bloomsburg include Econo Lodge.

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~ WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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