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Bloomington, Idaho

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Welcome to Bloomington ...

The city of Bloomington is located in Bear Lake County<1>.

When the people of Bloomington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bloomingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bloomington has a population of 209 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bloomington.

Bloomington is 5,980 feet [1,823 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Bloomington is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bloomington lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bloomington lies within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Bloomington: 83223<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bloomington had an population of 209 people. This is an increase of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bloomington had a population of 206 people. This makes Bloomington the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bloomington represents 0.01% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 206 people, the population of Bloomington decreased 17.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 251 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bloomington.

Communities Also Named Bloomington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Bloomington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bloomington.

Communities near Bloomington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bloomington.

  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
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    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<7>
  • Garden City [Rich County]
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    • Garden City [Rich County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<7>
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
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    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
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    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<7>
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    • Pickelville [Rich County] - Historic
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      • Pickelville [Rich County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
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      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Bloomington
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    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
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      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Bloomington
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bloomington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bloomington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bloomington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bloomington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomington. See our Newspapers Page for Bloomington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomington ...

Looking for more information about Bloomington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bloomington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bloomington.

Adding Bloomington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bloomington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bloomington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bloomington

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bloomington on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bloomington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bear Lake County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bear Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bloomington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bloomington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bloomington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bloomington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BloomingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1921, Longitude: -111.4042    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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