Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

12,768

Bloomsburg is a city located in Columbia County, Luzerne County, and Montour County Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg has a 2024 population of 12,768. It is also the county seat of Columbia County. Bloomsburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 0.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,692 in 2020.

The average household income in Bloomsburg is $60,772 with a poverty rate of 31.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bloomsburg is 23.1 years, 22.7 years for males, and 24.1 years for females.

Bloomsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bloomsburg was:

  • White: 86.79%
  • Two or more races: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.18%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,936.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.6% (76)
The current population of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is 12,768 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,692.

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,14186.79%
Two or more races6294.9%
Black or African American5364.18%
Other race3232.52%
Asian1711.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.28%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Bloomsburg Population by Race

Bloomsburg Population Pyramid 2024

Bloomsburg Median Age

23.1

Total

22.7

Male

24.1

Female

Bloomsburg Adults

There are 11,305 adults, (1,543 of whom are seniors) in Bloomsburg.

Bloomsburg Age Dependency

31.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomsburg Sex Ratio

Female6,96754.28%
Male5,86945.72%

Bloomsburg Population by Age

Bloomsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1912.2237.862.2
Non Family2,5011.5122.977.1
Married9313.3574.125.9
Female4843.352.147.9
Male2752.9925.574.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bloomsburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1192.06%
9th to 12th Grade2073.58%
High School Graduate2,42741.93%
Some College71412.34%
Associates Degree3135.41%
Bachelors Degree94716.36%
Graduate Degree1,06118.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,1854,9221,805
Hispanic353312131
2+ Races20417599
Other Race929226
Black846210
Asian636336
Islander18189

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,687$51,522$34,450
Less Than 9th Grade$0$45,179$0
High School Graduate$28,601$32,292$23,323
Some College$45,583$47,320$32,339
Bachelors Degree$50,247$57,579$44,254
Graduate Degree$64,808$70,829$59,018

$45,687

Average Earnings

$51,522

Average Male

$34,450

Average Female

Bloomsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomsburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bloomsburg Language

97.26% of Bloomsburg residents speak only English, while 2.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.84% of the population.

Bloomsburg Language

Bloomsburg Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,8582,47831.53%
Other31721367.19%
Hispanic89718220.29%
Black1239879.67%
Asian1258971.2%
Multiple5668815.55%

31.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.08%

Male Poverty Rate

32.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomsburg is Black, with 79.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomsburg is Multiple, with 15.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.08%.

Bloomsburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade68.16%
High School26.28%
Some College12.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%

Bloomsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.87%
Female Employed26.24%
Female Unemployed17.59%
Male Employed9.25%

Bloomsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomsburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,019$60,772
Families$70,775$82,502
Married Families$93,324$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,078$42,293

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bloomsburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

18.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.2%

Male Marriage Rate

15.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bloomsburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bloomsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bloomsburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bloomsburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

311

Number of Veterans

303

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War93
First Gulf War58
Vietnam41
Korea24
World War II0

Bloomsburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+85
65 to 7472
35 to 5470
55 to 6444
18 to 3440

Bloomsburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3083.1%
Black30.56%

Bloomsburg Veterans by Race

Bloomsburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomsburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bloomsburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bloomsburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bloomsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.56%

Born in Bloomsburg

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

1.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.65% of Bloomsburg residents were born in the United States, with 81.56% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bloomsburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,863190.15%
202812,844190.15%
202712,825190.15%
202612,806190.15%
202512,787190.15%
202412,768190.15%
202312,749190.15%
202212,730-39-0.31%
202112,769770.61%
202012,692-1,110-8.04%
201913,802290.21%
201813,773-198-1.42%
201713,971-307-2.15%
201614,278-299-2.05%
201514,577-117-0.8%
201414,694-85-0.58%
201314,7792021.39%
201214,577-93-0.63%
201114,670-192-1.29%
201014,8622,48720.1%
200012,375-64-0.51%
199012,4397226.16%
198011,717650.56%
197011,6529979.36%
196010,655220.21%
195010,6338348.51%
19409,7997067.76%
19309,0931,27416.29%
19207,8194065.48%
19107,4131,24320.15%
19006,1701,53533.12%
18904,63593325.2%
18803,70236110.81%
18703,34100%
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Bloomsburg Population by Year