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Welcome to Bloomfield ...

Bloomfield is located in Essex County<1>.

Bloomfield was established in 1812.

Bloomfield is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bloomfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bloomfield: (973) and (862)<3>

The ZIP code for Bloomfield: 07003<4>

Communities Also Named Bloomfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Jersey communities named Bloomfield: This one is located in Essex County and the other is located in Middlesex County.

Beyond New Jersey, there are 52 communities that are also named Bloomfield - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois (4), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick (2), New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bloomfield ...

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

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Bloomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Bloomfield
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Bloomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Bloomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Bloomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Bloomfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bloomfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bloomfield. 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 Bloomfield.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomfield ...

Looking for more information about Bloomfield? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bloomfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bloomfield.

Adding Bloomfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bloomfield on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Essex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<4>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 community (such as Bloomfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bloomfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BloomfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8078, Longitude: -74.1855    
<6>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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