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Welcome to Bloomer ...

The city of Bloomer is located in Chippewa County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Bloomer, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bloomer has a population of 3,507 people<2> (see below for details).

Bloomer is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Bloomer: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Bloomer: 54724<5>

Websites for Bloomer ...

Official Website: www.ci.bloomer.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bloomer had an population of 3,507 people. This is a decrease of 0.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bloomer had a population of 3,539 people (or 5.67% of the total population of Chippewa County). This makes Bloomer the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bloomer represents 0.06% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 247th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,539 people, the population of Bloomer increased 5.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,347 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bloomer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Bloomer - they are located in Arkansas, California, Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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

Communities near Bloomer ...

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

  • Eau Claire
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eau Claire
    • Eau Claire is located in Eau Claire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,087 people
  • Chippewa Falls
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippewa Falls
    • Chippewa Falls is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,407 people
  • Lake Hallie
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Hallie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Hallie
    • Lake Hallie is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,779 people
  • Chetek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chetek
    • Chetek is located in Barron County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,094 people
  • Cadott
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadott
    • Cadott is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
  • Cornell
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornell
    • Cornell is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
  • Colfax
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
    • Colfax is located in Dunn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
  • Elk Mound
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mound
    • Elk Mound is located in Dunn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
  • New Auburn
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Auburn
    • New Auburn is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 576 people
  • Dallas
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas is located in Barron County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people

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

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

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

Adding Bloomer to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bloomer was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bloomer post office opened in 1877.

We also found Bloomer on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bloomer.

The official website for Bloomer: www.ci.bloomer.wi.us/

The official website for Chippewa County: www.co.chippewa.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Chippewa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bloomer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<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 Bloomer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bloomer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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