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Bloom is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bloom. For links to other places called Bloom, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bloom is 41.517N. The longitude is -87.6W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 94,630.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bloom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60461 ZIP code.
13% of Bloom residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bloom ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bloom was $19,714, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Bloom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bloom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $526. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,100.
Libraries in Bloom include Chicago Heights Free Public Library, Flossmoor Public Library, Glenwood Lynwood Public Library District, Homewood Public Library, Nancy L. McConathy Public Library, Park Forest Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bloom political report.
The average commute time for Bloom workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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