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Bloomer, Wisconsin
Location of Bloomer, Wisconsin
Location of Bloomer, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Chippewa
Area
 • Total 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land 2.94 sq mi (7.61 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation
994 ft (303 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,539
 • Estimate 
(2012)
3,544
 • Density 1,203.7/sq mi (464.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-08225
GNIS feature ID 1561930

Bloomer is a city in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city of Bloomer was 3,539.

History

Mr. Bloomer and a group of men from Galena, Illinois built a mill on the site in 1848. As winter approached he sold the dam to H. S. Allen and returned to Galena. Settled in 1855 the village was known as Vanville until 1867 when it was surveyed and platted.

Geography

Bloomer is located at 45°6′7″N 91°29′30″W / 45.10194°N 91.49167°W / 45.10194; -91.49167 (45.102171, -91.491767).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.09 square miles (8.00 km2), of which 2.94 square miles (7.61 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 304
1890 631 107.6%
1900 811 28.5%
1910 1,204 48.5%
1920 1,648 36.9%
1930 1,865 13.2%
1940 2,204 18.2%
1950 2,556 16.0%
1960 2,834 10.9%
1970 3,143 10.9%
1980 3,342 6.3%
1990 3,085 −7.7%
2000 3,347 8.5%
2010 3,539 5.7%
Est. 2015 3,520 −0.5%
WI Counties 1900-1990

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,539 people, 1,562 households, and 932 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,203.7 inhabitants per square mile (464.8/km2). There were 1,656 housing units at an average density of 563.3 per square mile (217.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 1,562 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,347 people, 1,424 households, and 901 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.0 people per square mile (480.4/km²). There were 1,487 housing units at an average density of 553.6 per square mile (213.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,424 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,635, and the median income for a family was $57,974.

Distinctions

Bloomer hosts an annual jump rope competition. It has been called the "jump rope capital of the world", a title it earned after being featured on national television.

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