Bloomsburg, PA (Town Center)




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About Bloomsburg, PA (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Bloomsburg is $143,431, which is less expensive than 54.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 54.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Bloomsburg Town Center is currently $991, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Bloomsburg Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Town Center of Bloomsburg, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Bloomsburg Town Center has a 11.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.3% 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood has more Welsh and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 2.6% have Danish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 34.4% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Bloomsburg 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 4.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Bloomsburg Town Center choose to walk to work each day (19.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 64.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Bloomsburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 12.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood, 35.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.2%), and 17.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Bloomsburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (12.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bloomsburg Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (19.5%) and 6.4% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Bloomsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Town Center 0.101011101001110
Bloomsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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BLOOMSBURG AREA SD


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Memorial El Sch
500 Market St
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
KG-05
W W Evans Memorial El Sch
59 Perry Ave
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
KG-05
Beaver Main El Sch
245 Beaver Valley Road
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
KG-05
Bloomsburg Area Ms
1100 Railroad St
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
06-08
Bloomsburg Area Hs
1200 Railroad St
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
09-12

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