Median real estate price in the Town Center of Bloomington is $439,587, which is less expensive than 80.7% of California neighborhoods and 32.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Bloomington Town Center is currently $2,308, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 78.8% of California neighborhoods.
Bloomington Town Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bloomington, California.
Real estate in the Town Center of Bloomington, CA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Bloomington Town Center has a 10.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.7% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bloomington, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the Bloomington Town Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.
In addition, an extraordinary 11.6% of the residents of the Bloomington Town Center neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.
Did you know that the Bloomington Town Center neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 74.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Bloomington Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 61.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Bloomington are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Bloomington Town Center neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.4%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Bloomington Town Center neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 61.3% of households. Some people also speak English (38.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Town Center neighborhood in Bloomington, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (74.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (3.8%), and residents who report German roots (2.6%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (1.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (1.4%), among others. In addition, 21.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Bloomington Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.