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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Bloomsburg is approximately 12,439 (1990), 14855 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,192 (1990), 4746 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bloomsburg is 11.367 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.602 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bloomsburg to Washington DC is 147 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 55 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bloomsburg is positioned 41.00 degrees north of the equator and 76.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Originally known as Eyersburg, then Eyertown, for Ludwig Eyer who laid out the town in 1802. The town was incorporated in 1870 as Bloomsburg by Samuel Bloom, a county commissioner. Technically speaking, Bloomsburg is the only town in Pennsylvania. No other municipality has this official designation. But this just in: A reader from the Erie area says that Presque Isle, PA may also officially be a town. We'll put the detectives on this one immediately. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Bloomsburg is part of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Metropolitan area.
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Bloomsburg Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
238 Market St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1727
Phone: 717-784-2522

Bloomsburg Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
238 Market St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1727
Phone: 717-784-2522

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