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Welcome to Bloomsburg ...

The town of Bloomsburg is located in Columbia County<1> and is the County Seat for Columbia County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bloomsburg has a population of 13,811 people<3> (see below for details).

Bloomsburg is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Bloomsburg lies within the (570) area code.

Websites for Bloomsburg ...

Official Website: www.bloomsburgpa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bloomsburg had an population of 13,811 people. This is a decrease of 7.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bloomsburg had a population of 14,855 people (or 22.07% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Bloomsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Bloomsburg represents 0.12% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,855 people, the population of Bloomsburg increased 20.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,375 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bloomsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Bloomsburg: This one is located in Columbia County and the other is located in Berks County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 2 communities that are also named Bloomsburg - they are located in and Ontario.

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

Communities near Bloomsburg ...

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

  • Berwick [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Bloomsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<6>
  • Sunbury [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbury
    • Sunbury [Northumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,362 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury<6>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Bloomsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,952 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamokin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin<6>
  • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Bloomsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Danville [Montour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Montour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<6>
    • Northumberland [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northumberland
      • Northumberland [Northumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northumberland<6>
    • Kulpmont [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulpmont
      • Kulpmont [Northumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulpmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulpmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulpmont<6>
    • Ashland [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Schuylkill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Bloomsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomsburg. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bloomsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomsburg ...

Looking for more information about Bloomsburg? 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 Bloomsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bloomsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Columbia County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bloomsburg: www.bloomsburgpa.org/

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiapa.org/county/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Columbia, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomsburg) 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 Bloomsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0034, Longitude: -76.4524       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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