Bloomfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 47,753 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Bloomfield is the 30th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Bloomfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Bloomfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bloomfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomfield who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), sales jobs (11.71%), and management occupations (9.32%).
Of important note, Bloomfield is also a town of artists. Bloomfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bloomfield’s character.
Also of interest is that Bloomfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Bloomfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bloomfield, the average commute to work is 32.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Bloomfield’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bloomfield is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bloomfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Bloomfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.41% of adults in Bloomfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bloomfield in 2010 was $33,301, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,204 for a family of four. However, Bloomfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bloomfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bloomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bloomfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bloomfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bloomfield include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
In addition, Bloomfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.92%).
The most common language spoken in Bloomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.