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Bloomfield is a township in Essex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Joseph Bloomfield.

The latitude of Bloomfield is 40.806N. The longitude is -74.185W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 47,683.


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Median household income
Local
$53,289
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bloomfield demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Wardesson
Local quarries supplied material for New York City brownstones
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 165. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Kinsey"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Fest - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bloomfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Brookdale Park, Watsessing Park
Colleges and universities: Bloomfield College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloomfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07028 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Bloomfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bloomfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bloomfield was $26,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Bloomfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Bloomfield include Bloomfield Green Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bloomfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,661.


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Libraries in Bloomfield include Bloomfield Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bloomfield include Bloomfield Independent Press

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Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloomfield political report.

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The average commute time for Bloomfield workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bloomfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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