Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

13,921
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Bloomsburg is a city located in Columbia County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Columbia County. With a 2020 population of 13,921, it is the 40th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2439th largest city in the United States . Bloomsburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually but its population has decreased by -6.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,855 in 2010. Bloomsburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Bloomsburg has a population density of 3,202 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bloomsburg is $51,717 with a poverty rate of 28.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $762 per month, and the median house value is $136,000. The median age in Bloomsburg is 22.7 years, 23.2 years for males, and 22.4 years for females.

Bloomsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bloomsburgwas:

  • White: 90.10%
  • Black or African American: 5.50%
  • Asian: 2.00%
  • Other race: 1.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is 13,921 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,811.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,855.

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202182,672-261-0.32%
202082,933-261-0.31%
201983,194-261-0.31%
201883,455-396-0.47%
201783,851-539-0.64%
201684,390-590-0.70%
201584,980-558-0.66%
201485,538-54-0.06%
201385,5921200.14%
201285,472230.03%
201185,449-208-0.24%
201085,6570.00%

Bloomsburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,69190.10%
Black or African American7745.50%
Asian2822.00%
Some Other Race1651.17%
Two or More Races1531.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.14%
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Bloomsburg Population by Race

Bloomsburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Bloomsburg Median Age

22.7


Total

23.2


Male

22.4


Female

Bloomsburg Adults

There are 12,327 adults, (1,575 of whom are seniors) in Bloomsburg.

Bloomsburg Age Dependency

31

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bloomsburg Sex Ratio

Female

8,135

57.76%

Male

5,950

42.24%

Bloomsburg Population by Age

Bloomsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bloomsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.9%76.1%
Non Family24.4%75.6%
All32.8%67.2%
Male42.8%57.2%
Married56%44%

32.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bloomsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7552.132.8
Non Family2,7621.4324.4
Married1,1263.0256
Female6103.0523.9
Male2573.0442.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Bloomsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1963.25%
9th to 12th Grade3535.86%
High School Graduate2,21036.69%
Some College1,15219.12%
Associates Degree5609.30%
Bachelors Degree92515.36%
Graduate Degree62810.42%
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Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6895,1861,458
Black1197818
2+ Races80806
Asian727228
Hispanic706536
Other Race191919
Islander13137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bloomsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,235$41,738$29,552
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,450$
High School Graduate$23,384$27,407$19,750
Some College$35,720$39,959$33,531
Bachelors Degree$39,444$58,421$32,969
Graduate Degree$62,614$71,544$49,250

$33,235

Average Earnings

$41,738

Average Male

$29,552

Average Female

Bloomsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bloomsburg Language by Age

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Bloomsburg Language

97.15% of Bloomsburg residents speak only English, while 2.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Bloomsburg Language

Bloomsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,0672,33025.70%
Black22018785.00%
Asian22315870.85%
Hispanic30512841.97%
Other1596138.36%
Multiple1184134.75%

28.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.50%

Male Poverty Rate

31.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bloomsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bloomsburg is Black, with 85.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bloomsburg is White, with 25.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.32%.

Bloomsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.67%
High School18.38%
Bachelors or Greater10.30%
Some College8.18%

Bloomsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.73%
Female Unemployed34.51%
Female Employed23.02%
Male Employed15.93%

Bloomsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bloomsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,217$51,717
Families$57,926$74,011
Married Families$80,728-
Non Families$22,029$33,981
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Income by Household Type

Bloomsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

19.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.9%

Male Marriage Rate

15.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bloomsburg Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Bloomsburg Marital Status by Race

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Bloomsburg Marital Status

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470

Number of Veterans

418

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War119
First Gulf War72
Korea47
Vietnam37
World War II10

Bloomsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54137
75+115
18 to 34100
65 to 7459
55 to 6459

Bloomsburg Veterans by Age

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Bloomsburg Veterans by Race

Bloomsburg Veterans by Education

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12.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bloomsburg Veterans by Education

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45.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bloomsburg Employment by Age

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Bloomsburg Employment by Race

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Bloomsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.13%

Born in Bloomsburg

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Bloomsburg residents were born in the United States, with 82.13% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bloomsburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,921550.40%
202013,866550.40%
201913,811550.40%
201813,756-199-1.43%
201713,955-314-2.20%
201614,269-299-2.05%
201514,568-120-0.82%
201414,688-86-0.58%
201314,7742001.37%
201214,574-93-0.63%
201114,667-195-1.31%
201014,8622,4871.85%
200012,375-64-0.05%
199012,4397220.60%
198011,717650.06%
197011,6529970.90%
196010,655220.02%
195010,6338340.82%
19409,7997060.75%
19309,0931,2741.52%
19207,8194060.53%
19107,4131,2431.85%
19006,1701,5352.90%
18904,6359332.27%
18803,7023611.03%
18703,3410.00%

Bloomsburg Population by Year