New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania

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This article is about the borough in Perry County, Pennsylvania. For the Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, see Bloomfield (Pittsburgh).
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
Perry County Courthouse
Perry County Courthouse
Official logo of New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°25′06″N 77°11′18″W / 40.41833°N 77.18833°W / 40.41833; -77.18833Coordinates: 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

New 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.

History[edit]

The Perry County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

Name[edit]

The official name of the borough is Bloomfield. However the United States Postal Service, presumably to avoid confusion with the neighborhood of Pittsburgh which is also named Bloomfield, refers to the area as "New Bloomfield."

Geography[edit]

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)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 581
1860 661 13.8%
1870 655 −0.9%
1880 673 2.7%
1890 737 9.5%
1900 772 4.7%
1910 762 −1.3%
1920 778 2.1%
1930 730 −6.2%
1940 858 17.5%
1950 1,098 28.0%
1960 987 −10.1%
1970 1,032 4.6%
1980 1,109 7.5%
1990 1,092 −1.5%
2000 1,077 −1.4%
2010 1,247 15.8%
Est. 2012 1,243 −0.3%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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 Academy, with about 90 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[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.