Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Perry County Courthouse
Perry County Courthouse
Location of New Bloomfield in Perry County
Location of New Bloomfield in Perry County
New Bloomfield is located in Pennsylvania
New Bloomfield
New Bloomfield
New Bloomfield is located in the United States
New Bloomfield
New Bloomfield
Coordinates: 40°25′06″N 77°11′18″W / 40.41833°N 77.18833°W / 40.41833; -77.18833
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyPerry
Settled1824
Incorporated1831
Area
 • Total0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
[2] (center of borough)
675 ft (206 m)
Highest elevation
[2] (northern boundary)
1,000 ft (300 m)
Lowest elevation
[2] (southeast corner by Little Juniata Creek)
640 ft (200 m)
Population
 • Total1,219
 • Density1,995.09/sq mi (770.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
17068
Area code717
FIPS code42-07040
Websitehttp://www.bloomfieldboro.org/

Bloomfield, commonly known as New Bloomfield, is a borough in, and the county seat of, Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area. The population was 1,244 at the 2020 census.[4]

History

New Bloomfield was laid out in 1823, and named for the blooming clovers near the original town site.[5] A post office called New Bloomfield has been in operation since 1825.[6]

Name

A post office named New Bloomfield was established in early 1825,[7] and the federal government refers to the populated place corresponding with the borough by this name.[8] However, the borough was incorporated as Bloomfield in 1831,[9] which remains the current official name of the borough.[10][11]

Geography

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

The borough is also surrounded on all sides by Centre Township.[12]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1840412
185058141.0%
186066113.8%
1870655−0.9%
18806732.7%
18907379.5%
19007724.7%
1910762−1.3%
19207782.1%
1930730−6.2%
194085817.5%
19501,09828.0%
1960987−10.1%
19701,0324.6%
19801,1097.5%
19901,092−1.5%
20001,077−1.4%
20101,24715.8%
20201,244−0.2%
2021 (est.)1,248[4]0.3%
Sources:[13][14][15][16][3]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 396 households, and 255 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,983.1 inhabitants per square mile (765.7/km2). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 782.6 per square mile (302.2/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 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.

Arts and culture

The Perry County Courthouse in New Bloomfield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[17]

References

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "New Bloomfield Topo Map, Perry County PA (Newport Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Jordan, John Woolf (1913). A History of the Juniata Valley and Its People. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 221.
  6. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "List of Post-Offices established From January 1st to May 31st, 1825, both inclusive, And which are not on the preceding List.". Table of Post-Offices in the United States, with the names of the post-masters, the counties and states in which they are situated; and the distances from the City of Washington, and the capitals of the respective states. Washington: Way & Gideon. 1825. p. 111.
  8. ^ "New Bloomfield". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  9. ^ "An Act To incorporate the town of Bloomfield, in the county of Perry, into a borough.". Act No. 75 of March 14, 1831. Pennsylvania General Assembly. p. 119-124.
  10. ^ "The Borough Of BLOOMFIELD". Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  11. ^ "Borough of Bloomfield". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  14. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  16. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.