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Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
—  Borough  —
Bloomfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°25′06″N 77°11′18″W / 40.41833°N 77.18833°W / 40.41833; -77.18833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1824
Incorporated 1831
Area
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,077
 - Density 1,983.1/sq mi (770.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17068
Area code(s) 717

Bloomfield is a borough in Perry County, Pennsylvania and is the County Seat. The population was 1,077 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Name

The official name of the borough is Bloomfield. However the United States post office, presumably to avoid confusion with the Neighborhood of Pittsburgh which is also named Bloomfield, refers to the area as "New Bloomfield". The borough has not adopted the new name and among long time residents "Bloomfield" remains the preferred nomenclature. Newer residents to the county use the Postal name almost exclusively. Adding confusion to the issue is the fact that area road signs use both designations.

Geography

Bloomfield is located at 40°25′6″N 77°11′18″W / 40.41833°N 77.18833°W / 40.41833; -77.18833 (40.418364, -77.188389)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 396 households, and 255 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,983.1 people per square mile (770.1/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 782.6/sq mi (303.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.89% White, 0.56% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 396 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84. In addition, there is a military boarding school, Carson Long Military Institute, with about 200 cadets.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,018, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $30,781 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,168. About 6.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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