|• Total||46.7 sq mi (121.0 km2)|
|• Land||46.4 sq mi (120.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2) 0.59%|
|Elevation||630 ft (192 m)|
|• Density||1,800/sq mi (710/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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According to the United States Census Bureau, Bloom Township covers an area of 46.7 square miles (121.0 km2); of this, 46.4 square miles (120.3 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.59 percent, is water.
Cities, towns, villages
- Chicago Heights
- Flossmoor (east quarter)
- Ford Heights
- Glenwood (vast majority)
- Homewood (half)
- Lansing (south quarter)
- Olympia Fields (small portion)
- Park Forest (small portion)
- Sauk Village (vast majority)
- South Chicago Heights
- Steger (north half)
- Thornton Township (north)
- North Township, Lake County, Indiana (northeast)
- St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana (east)
- Crete Township, Will County (south)
- Monee Township, Will County (southwest)
- Rich Township (west)
- Bremen Township (northwest)
The township contains these six cemeteries: Assumption, Bloom Presbyterian, Calvary, Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens, Saint James Catholic and Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran.
Airports and landing strips
- Lansing Municipal Airport
- Mulderink Heliport
- Raeco Heliport
- Sauk Lake
As of the 2020 census there were 86,018 people, 30,840 households, and 21,445 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,844.14 inhabitants per square mile (712.03/km2). There were 33,964 housing units at an average density of 728.15 per square mile (281.14/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 25.85% White, 51.34% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 12.41% from other races, and 8.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.47% of the population.
There were 30,840 households, out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.95% were married couples living together, 23.83% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 30.46% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.48.
The township's age distribution consisted of 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $57,108, and the median income for a family was $69,840. Males had a median income of $40,830 versus $31,717 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,320. About 12.9% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
- Illinois's 2nd congressional district
- State House District 29
- State House District 30
- State House District 80
- State Senate District 15
- State Senate District 40
- "Bloom Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States National Atlas
- "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bloom township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.