Bloomingdale, Michigan facts for kids
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Location of Bloomingdale within Van Buren County, Michigan
|• Total||1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)|
|• Land||1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)|
|Elevation||732 ft (223 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||386.78/sq mi (149.27/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||269 Exchanges: 415,485,521|
|GNIS feature ID||2398139|
Bloomingdale is a village in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 454 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Bloomingdale Township and is the township seat.
In the 1930s oil was discovered within the village limits, but pumping has now ceased due to lack of oil. Bloomingdale was thought to be a rising city but when the oil ceased so did the attraction.
Bloomingdale is considered the midpoint on the Kal-Haven Trail, which runs directly through the main four corners and business district. The downtown Augustus Haven Park with its Depot Museum is a picnic stop for trail users.
Bloomingdale was founded in 1855. A post office was established in 1856. The town was platted in 1870 and incorporated as a village in 1881.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2), of which 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 454 people, 172 households, and 124 families living in the village. The population density was 398.2 inhabitants per square mile (153.7/km2). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 182.5 per square mile (70.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.
There were 172 households, of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the village was 38.4 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
- Bill Killefer, catcher for three Major League Baseball teams
- Red Killefer, MLB player for Detroit Tigers, member of Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame
- David Wayne, actor; grew up in Bloomingdale
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