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Bloom, Kansas
KDOT map of Ford County (legend)
Bloom, Kansas is located in Kansas
Bloom, Kansas
Bloom, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Bloom, Kansas is located in the United States
Bloom, Kansas
Bloom, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ford
Founded 1880s
Named for Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
2,585 ft (788 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-07350
GNIS ID 470693

Bloom is an unincorporated community in Ford County, Kansas, United States. Its post office closed in 1992. At a 2018 estimate, the community had a population of 94.


Bloom was established by the Scott family in 1887 or 1888. The small town sprang to life when the Rock Island Railroad pushed west. The town's original train depot can still be found in Bloom.

Bloom's population reached a few hundred in the 1930s but gradually declined since and is now less than 50. The Bloom Public School closed in the early 1960s when the town's school district merged with that of Minneola, Kansas.

The small town once had a hotel, gas station, restaurant, post office, and lumber yard. Today, only a grain elevator business and private residences remain. Wheat farms and ranches surround the small town.

  • Ford County Maps: Current, Historic - KDOT


At a 2018 estimate, Bloom, Kansas has a population of 94. The same estimate also found that there were 37 households, with there being an average of 2.5 people per household. The median age is estimated to be at 35.8. The per capita income is estimated to be around $44,295, with about 4.3% of residents below the poverty line.

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