Bloomburg, Texas

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Bloomburg, Texas
Town
Location of Bloomburg, Texas
Location of Bloomburg, Texas
Cass County Bloomburg.svg
Coordinates: 33°8′19″N 94°3′33″W / 33.13861°N 94.05917°W / 33.13861; -94.05917Coordinates: 33°8′19″N 94°3′33″W / 33.13861°N 94.05917°W / 33.13861; -94.05917
Country United States
State Texas
County Cass
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 375
 • Density 372.6/sq mi (143.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75556
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-08752[1]
GNIS feature ID 1330880[2]

Bloomburg is a town in Cass County, Texas, United States and home to 404 citizens. Bloomburg is also home to the Cullen Baker Country Fair, held every year on the first Saturday in November. Despite it being named after an outlaw named Cullen Baker, it is a huge family event and has a parade, craft/food booths, a pageant, a tug-of-war competition, bouncy houses, a street dance, and a rodeo.

Education[edit]

Bloomburg is served by the Bloomburg Independent School District which operates two schools - Bloomburg High School (grades 6-12) and Bloomburg Elementary (grades PK-5).

Geography[edit]

Bloomburg is located at 33°8′19″N 94°3′33″W / 33.13861°N 94.05917°W / 33.13861; -94.05917 (33.138602, -94.059067).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 375 people, 155 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 372.6 people per square mile (143.4/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 175.9 per square mile (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.27% White, 17.60% African American, 0.80% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 155 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,708, and the median income for a family was $34,875. Males had a median income of $26,364 versus $30,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,799. About 13.0% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.