Bloomfield, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
|Foundation :||March 23, 1812|
|State :||United States|
|State :||New Jersey|
|County :||Essex County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||47,982 (as of 2016)|
|Population density :||3,477 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||13.8 km 2 (approx. 5 mi 2 )|
|Height :||44 m|
|Postal code :||07003|
|Area code :||+1 973|
|GNIS ID :||1729714|
|Mayor :||Michael J. Venezia ( D )
(until December 31, 2019)
The city is named after the politician and General Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823), who was temporarily also governor of New Jersey.
As of the 2000 census, there are 47,683 people, 19,017 households and 12,075 families in the city. The population density is 3,460.6 inhabitants per km². 70.09% of the population are White, 11.69% African American , 0.19% Native American , 8.38% Asian , 0.07% Pacific Islander , 6.42% Other Ethnicity, and 3.16% Mixed Race . 14.47% are Latinos of any race.
Of the 19,017 households, 28.2% have children under the age of 18. 46.7% of them are married couples living together, 12.4% are single mothers, 36.5% are not families, 30.4% are single households and 10.6% are people over 65. The average household size is 2 , 49, the average family size 3.16.
21.1% of the population are under 18 years old, 8.4% between 18 and 24, 34.0% between 25 and 44, 22.3% between 45 and 64, 14.3% older than 65. The average age is 37 years. The ratio of women to men is 100: 90.8, for people older than 18 the ratio is 100: 87.1.
The median income for a household in the city is $ 53,289 and the median income for a family is $ 64,945. Males have a median income of $ 43,498 versus $ 36,104 for females. The per capita income for the city is $ 26,049. 5.9% of the population and 4.4% of families live below the poverty line, of which 6.3% are children or adolescents under the age of 18 and 8.2% of the people are over 65.
In Bloomfield is the terminus Grove Street of the Newark Light Rail , a suburban train-like transport system in the Newark area . Commuter trains stop at two stations on the Montclair-Boonton line of the New Jersey Transit railway company , with which you can directly reach New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan .
The Garden State Parkway , a toll highway in New Jersey (Garden State) with several exits, runs north to south through the Bloomfield area .
The Newark Liberty International Airport is located approximately 12 km from Bloomfield.
sons and daughters of the town
- William D. Bishop (1827-1904), politician
- William C. Carl (1865–1936), organist and music teacher
- Randolph Bourne (1886-1918), publicist
- Seymour Parker Gilbert (1892–1938), lawyer, banker, politician and diplomat
- Tom Fleming (1951-2017), marathon runner