Bloomsburg, PA Population

Population: 12,375. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,915 (+4.4% change)
Males: 5,402 (43.7%), Females: 6,973 (56.3%)

Zip code: 17815

Median resident age: 22.4 years
Median household income: $24,868
Median house value: $86,000

Races in Bloomsburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.6%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (29.1%), Irish (16.2%), Italian (7.7%), Polish (7.4%), English (6.7%), United States (5.2%).

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bloomsburg

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomsburg town

  • Never married: 55.9%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

1.8% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL (549 EAST FAIR STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bloomsburg:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bloomsburg:

  • WILLIAMSPORT RGNL (about 36 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Abbreviation: IPT)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 56 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 56 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG MUNI (about 2 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: N13)
  • DANVILLE (about 13 miles; DANVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 8N8)
  • NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (about 14 miles; SHAMOKIN, PA; Abbreviation: N79)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Full-time enrollment: 6,880; Location: 400 E SECOND ST; Public; Website: www.bloomu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN INC (Full-time enrollment: 34; Location: 5 E THIRD ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bloomsburg:

  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 43 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,666)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 57 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 57 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 57 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)

Schools

Public high schools in Bloomsburg:

  • COLUMBIA-MONTOUR AVTS (Students: 690; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL COLUMBIA SHS (Students: 684; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BLOOMSBURG AREA HS (Students: 489; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 3300 RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bloomsburg:

  • CENTRAL COLUMBIA EL SCH (Students: 768; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CENTRAL COLUMBIA MS (Students: 767; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • BLOOMSBURG AREA MS (Students: 478; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEMORIAL EL SCH (Students: 478; Grades: KG – 05)
  • W W EVANS MEMORIAL EL SCH (Students: 235; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BEAVER-MAIN EL SCH (Students: 100; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Bloomsburg:

  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE INC (Students: 11; Location: 320 VALLEY ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Bloomsburg:

  • BLOOMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $294,632; Location: 225 MARKET ST; 32,631 books; 1,367 audio materials; 1,003 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY TRAVELING LIBRARY AUTHORITY (Operating income: $88,009; Location: 15 PERRY AVE; 17,922 books; 310 audio materials; 63 video materials; 11 serial subscriptions)

 

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