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Welcome to Bloomington ...

The village of Bloomington is located in Franklin County<1>.

The location of Bloomington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Bloomington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bloomingtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bloomington has a population of 96 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Bloomington is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bloomington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bloomington: (308)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bloomington had an population of 96 people. This is a decrease of 6.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bloomington had a population of 103 people. This makes Bloomington the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 103 people, the population of Bloomington decreased 16.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 124 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, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, 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.

  • Alma [Harlan County]
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    • Alma [Harlan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<7>
  • Franklin [Franklin County]
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    • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Wilcox [Kearney County]
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    • Wilcox [Kearney County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilcox<7>
  • Hildreth [Franklin County]
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    • Hildreth [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildreth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildreth<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Republican City [Harlan County]
    • Upland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<7>
    • Naponee [Franklin County]
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      • Naponee [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naponee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naponee<7>
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
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      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>
    • Huntley [Harlan County]
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      • Huntley [Harlan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Macon [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon

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. Our list includes 13 papers. 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 on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Bloomington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Franklin County

About Nebraska

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 State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 village'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomington.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn 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: 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: 40.0938, Longitude: -99.0384       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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