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Overview

Introduction to Bloomfield, New Jersey

Bloomfield, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles N of East Orange, New Jersey and 5 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Newark metropolitan area.

Bloomfield History

Prior to its incorporation Bloomfield was a part of Newark Township. It was incorporated as a township on March 23, 1812. It derived its name from Presbyterian parish, which was named after Joseph Bloomfield, the Governor of New Jersey at that time. At the time of incorporation, the town of Bloomfield included the villages of Montclair, Glen Ridge, Belleville and Woodside. On February 26, 1900, it was incorporated as a town.

Bloomfield and nearby Attractions

  • The Oakeside Mansion
  • Newark Museum
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Brookdale Park

Things To Do In Bloomfield

Bloomfield includes a number of tennis courts, softball complex and playgrounds. You can also spend your leisure time at the town’s shopping centers and clubs. The Recreational Department of Bloomfield also organizes a number of events throughout the year.

Bloomfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International.

Bloomfield Higher Education

The local college is Bloomfield college.

People

Total Population 47,831
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 25,086
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.1%
Median Earnings25+ $47,532
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,973
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,586
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 15.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,217
Median House Value $315,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bloomfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07003
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.806
Longitude -74.185

Bloomfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bloomfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brookdale (07003)

Grove (07003)

North Center (07003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 36,178 $77,704
East Orange 64,578 $45,847
Glen Ridge 7,607 $200,703
Montclair 38,021 $142,380
Nutley 28,596 $104,828
West Orange 47,014 $110,919

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bloomfield Public Libraries

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Bloomfield Public Library
90 BROAD ST.
Bloomfield, New Jersey
(973) 566-6200

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Bloomfield High Schools

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BLOOMFIELD HIGH
160 BROAD ST
973-680-8600
Serves 1,861 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

BLOOMFIELD MIDDLE
60 HUCK RD
973-680-8620
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,038 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

ESSEX CTY VOC BLOOMFIELD
209 FRANKLIN STREET
973-429-8893
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 470 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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236 HOOVER AVENUE
973-259-1870
A Special Education School
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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