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Bloomfield, Missouri
Stoddard County Courthouse, February 2014
Stoddard County Courthouse, February 2014
Location of Bloomfield, Missouri
Location of Bloomfield, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stoddard
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
482 ft (147 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,933
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,833
 • Density 1,354.77/sq mi (522.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63825
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-06382

Bloomfield is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,933 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stoddard County. In September 1864 during the Civil War, the town was reduced to ashes.

History

Stars and Stripes Museum
The Stars and Stripes Museum located at Bloomfield, Missouri,

The first permanent settlement at Bloomfield was made in 1824 at the site of a previous Indian settlement. Bloomfield was platted in 1835. The community was named from the wildflowers in the vicinity. A post office called Bloomfield has been in operation since 1836.

The Stoddard County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Geography

Bloomfield is located at 36°53′16″N 89°55′48″W / 36.88778°N 89.93000°W / 36.88778; -89.93000 (36.887831, -89.930131). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 379
1880 389 2.6%
1900 1,475
1910 1,147 −22.2%
1920 1,094 −4.6%
1930 1,023 −6.5%
1940 1,208 18.1%
1950 1,382 14.4%
1960 1,330 −3.8%
1970 1,584 19.1%
1980 1,795 13.3%
1990 1,800 0.3%
2000 1,952 8.4%
2010 1,933 −1.0%
2019 (est.) 1,833 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,933 people, 791 households, and 527 families living in the city. The population density was 1,431.9 inhabitants per square mile (552.9/km2). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 661.5 per square mile (255.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.81% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 791 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Education

Bloomfield R-XIV School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, and Bloomfield High School.

The town has a lending library, the Bloomfield Public Library.

Notable person

  • Norman Adolphus Mozley, Missouri congressman (1895-1897) who had a law office in Bloomfield and is buried in Bloomfield.
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