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New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
Perry County Courthouse
Perry County Courthouse
Official logo of New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1824
Incorporated 1831
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 1,077
 • Density 1,983.1/sq mi (770.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
17068
Area code(s) 717
Website http://www.bloomfieldboro.org/

New Bloomfield is a borough in Perry County, Pennsylvania, and is the county seat. The population was 1,077 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area.

History

New Bloomfield was laid out in 1823, and named for the blooming clovers near the original town site. A post office called New Bloomfield has been in operation since 1825.

The Perry County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Name

The official name of the borough is Bloomfield. However the United States Postal Service, presumably to avoid confusion with the neighborhood of Pittsburgh which is also named Bloomfield, refers to the area as "New Bloomfield."

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 412
1850 581 41.0%
1860 661 13.8%
1870 655 −0.9%
1880 673 2.7%
1890 737 9.5%
1900 772 4.7%
1910 762 −1.3%
1920 778 2.1%
1930 730 −6.2%
1940 858 17.5%
1950 1,098 28.0%
1960 987 −10.1%
1970 1,032 4.6%
1980 1,109 7.5%
1990 1,092 −1.5%
2000 1,077 −1.4%
2010 1,247 15.8%
Est. 2015 1,251 0.3%
Sources:
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania (1913)
A view of New Bloomfield from the north, 1913

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 396 households, and 255 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,983.1 people per square mile (770.1/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 782.6 per square mile (303.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.89% White, 0.56% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 396 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% 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 2.84. In addition, there is a military boarding school, Carson Long Military Academy, with about 90 cadets.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,018, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $30,781 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,168. About 6.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.it:Bloomfield (contea di Bedford)

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