Bloomington, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bloomington, California
settlement_type = CDP


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map_caption = Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = San Bernardino
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area_total_km2 = 15.5
area_total_sq_mi = 6
area_land_km2 = 15.5
area_land_sq_mi = 6
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 1099
elevation_m = 335
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 19318
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population_density_km2 = 1246.3
population_density_sq_mi = 3219.7
timezone = PST
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latd = 34 |latm = 3 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 117 |longm = 23 |longs = 55 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 92316
area_code = 909
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-07064
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
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Bloomington is a unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 19,318 at the 2000 census.Though unincorporated at the current time, many of the town's political activists are pushing for Bloomington to attain cityhood, while the nearby cities of Rialto and Fontana are attempting to annex the community. The incorporation effort is lead by the BIC, or the Bloomington Incorporation Committee. [http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_B_beric14.2b53e28.html]

Geography

Bloomington is located at coor dms|34|3|34|N|117|23|55|W|city (34.059462, -117.398728)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.5 km² (6.0 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 19,318 people, 4,950 households, and 4,128 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,249.4/km² (3,236.8/mi²). There were 5,260 housing units at an average density of 340.2/km² (881.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 54.03% White, 4.03% African American, 1.79% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 34.51% from other races, and 4.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.38% of the population.

There were 4,950 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.85 and the average family size was 4.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,106, and the median income for a family was $35,936. Males had a median income of $30,680 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,953. About 19.8% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. Blomington has a large Nazarene church and Christian Elementary School and Preschool

afety

Bloomington has been patrolled by the San Bernardino County Fontana Sheriff Station since 1941. [ [http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/sheriff/patrol/Fontana.asp ] ]

Bloomington's fire department service is provided by West San Bernardino County Fire Dept. [ [http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/bosd5/pdf/BloomingtonOverview.pdf ] ]

Transportation

The town of Bloomington is served by Omnitrans bus service. [ [http://www.omnitrans.org/routes/service-guide.shtml ] ]

Bloomington is also served by
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Education

All residents of the town attend schools within the [http://www.colton.k12.ca.us Colton Joint Unified School District] .

Politics

In the state legislature Bloomington is located in the 32nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod, and in the 62nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wilmer Carter. Federally, Bloomington is located in California's 43rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Democrat Joe Baca.

Climate

The climate in Bloomington tends to be stable year round: [ [http://www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?location=USCA0106 ] ]

External links

* [http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_B_beric14.2b53e28.html Bloomington's attempts at Cityhood]


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