Bloomington, Wisconsin

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Bloomington, Wisconsin

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High Points

Bloomington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bloomington Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bloomington Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bloomington Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Bloomington Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Bloomington Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Bloomington, Wisconsin

Comparing Bloomington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Bloomington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NW of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 53804
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.885
Longitude -90.923

Bloomington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
Station GUTTENBERG L & D 10
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Bloomington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 701 100%
Male 341 48.6%
Female 360 51.4%
Under 18 164 23.4%
18+ 537 76.6%
65+ 152 21.7%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.84
White 699 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Bloomington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 688
Growth -13
Growth % -1.9%

Bloomington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 60.4%
English 13.1%
US/American 6.8%
Norwegian 5.6%
Irish 4.8%
Czech 3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bloomington 701 $40,833
Bagley 339 $38,906
Cassville 1,085 $35,625
Fennimore 2,387 $42,287
Lancaster 4,070 $47,500
Mount Hope 186 $39,583
Patch Grove 166 $38,125
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