Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bloomingdale, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
nickname =
motto =

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map_caption = Map of Bloomingdale in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Bloomingdale, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Passaic
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = William R. Steenstra
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = February 23, 1918

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 23.9
area_land_km2 = 22.8
area_water_km2 = 1.1
area_total_sq_mi = 9.2
area_land_sq_mi = 8.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 7604
population_density_km2 = 333.9
population_density_sq_mi = 864.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885161|Borough of Bloomingdale, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 13, 2008.]
elevation_m = 116
elevation_ft = 381
latd = 41 |latm = 01 |lats = 36 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 20 |longs = 03 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07403
area_code = 973
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-06340GR|2 [ [ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0885161GR|3
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Bloomingdale is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,610.


Bloomingdale is located at coor dms|41|0|52|N|74|19|49|W|city (41.014497, -74.330212)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km²), of which, 8.8 square miles (22.8 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (4.45%) is water.


Bloomingdale was incorporated as an independent Borough on February 23, 1918, when Pompton Township was split up into three Boroughs along with Wanaque and Ringwood."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 209.] Prior to that, the area was known as Bloomingdale throughout the 19th century and was initially settled as a farming village starting about 1712 with the "Bloomingdale Forge" built shortly thereafter to take advantage of the iron in the hills. The business district along the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike and the Pequannock River began about the middle of the 19th century.

With the growth of a Rubber Mill and other factories in neighboring Butler beginning about 1868, Bloomingdale's economic growth became associated with its more industrial neighbor. The New Jersey Midland Railroad, later known as the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, laid tracks adjacent to the village, with a Bloomingdale station actually located in what today is Riverdale. The northern section of Riverdale and most of Butler were known as East Bloomingdale and West Bloomingdale respectively during most of the 19th century. Despite crossing a county border, they also shared a school district and residents considered the whole area as "Bloomingdale" until about 1881 when a Post Office named Butler was designated. This began a period of rivalry which caused a schism between the residents of Butler and Bloomingdale resulting in separate schools, churches and even town bands.

Bloomingdale, like most towns in North Jersey, became a suburb of New York City during the latter half of the 20th century. Some of the things that still link Bloomingdale to its past are its two churches (Methodist and Baptist), the Samuel R. Donald School (originally built in 1886) and the [ Bloomingdale Cornet Band] continuously active since 1884.

The History of Bloomingdale can be found in three separate books published by the Borough in 1958, 1968 and 1993. Additionally, more history can be found in microfilmed local newspapers located at the [ Butler Museum] , the [ Morristown Library] , the [ Paterson Library] and the [ New Jersey State Archives] .


estimate= 7604
estref= [ Census data for Bloomingdale borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 8, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,610 people, 2,847 households, and 2,078 families residing in the borough. The population density was 864.7 people per square mile (333.9/km²). There were 2,940 housing units at an average density of 334.1/sq mi (129.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.55% White, 0.42% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.36% of the population.

There were 2,847 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $67,885, and the median income for a family was $75,433. Males had a median income of $46,351 versus $36,607 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,736. 3.4% of the population and 2.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.8% are under the age of 18 and 3.5% are 65 or older.

As of 2004 Bloomingdale has a population of 7,453 and the average household income in Bloomingdale is $80,305. Residents of Bloomingdale enjoy 27 degree weather in the month of January and 73.6 degree weather in the month of July. The median age in Bloomingdale is 37.95 and the average household size in Bloomingdale is 2.67. The average home sale value in Bloomingdale is $273,660.


*Total Population: 7,453
*Population Male: 3,692
*Population Female: 3,761
*Percent Change: 2%
*Median Age: 37.95

Households & Dwellings

*Median Dwelling Age: 40
*Vacant Dwellings: 86
*Owner-Occupied Dwellings: 2,053
*Renter Occupied Dwellings: 689
*Average Household Size: 2.67
*Annual Residential Turnover: 11.12
*Median Years in Residence: 4.29

Income, Expenditures, Assets and Debts

*Average household income: $80,305
*Per capita Income: $29,573
*Median Disposable Income: $59,014
*Average Total Household Expenditures: $59,754
*Average Household net worth: $161,059
*Median Mortgage Debt: $46,943
*Median Credit Card Debt: $1,501

Weather and Environment

*Average January High Temp: 35.6 degrees
*Average January Low Temp: 18.4 degrees
*Average July High Temp: 84.1 degrees
*Average July Low Temp: 63.1 degrees
*Annual Precipitation: 48.78

Law and government

Local government

Bloomingdale is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. ["2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 121.]

The Mayor of the Borough of Bloomingdale is William R. Steenstra. Members of the Bloomingdale Borough Council are Council President Jennifer Altfield, Linda J. Huntley, Tom Marinaro, Henry D. Slootmaker, Dean Specchio and Bernie Vroom. [ [ Bloomingdale Elected Officials] , accessed June 21, 2008.]

On July 10, 2007, the Borough Council appointed Bernard Vroom, a former councilmember, on an interim basis through the end of 2007 to fill the vacancy created by the June resignation of Donald G. "Don" Boonstra. Susan Smith had been chosen to fill Boonstra's vacated role of Council President. [Yoo, James. [ "North Jersey briefs: Ex-councilman rejoining board"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", July 12, 2007. Accessed July 12, 2007.]

Federal, state and county representation

Bloomingdale is split between the Fifth and Eleventh Congressional Districts and is part of New Jersey's 26th Legislative District. [ [ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 55. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Bloomingdale School District is a Kindergarten-8th grade public school district. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [ Data for the Bloomingdale School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 21, 2008.] ) are two K-4 elementary schools — [ Martha B. Day School] (159 students) and [ Samuel R. Donald School] (174) — and one middle school, [ Walter T. Bergen School] (312) for grades 5-8.

For grades 9-12, high school-aged public school students are bused to adjacent Butler High School in Butler, in Morris County as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Butler Public Schools. [ [ BHS District Profile] , Butler High School. Accessed January 30, 2008. "Butler High School is a public high school servicing the students of the Borough of Butler and the Borough of Bloomingdale."]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Bloomingdale include:
*Michael DuHaime (1974-), campaign manager of Rudolph Giuliani's campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. [Brubaker, Paul. [ "Passaic voters impact taxes, policy"] , "Herald News", November 11, 2007. Accessed {December 8, 2007. "It doesn't hurt that Giuliani's campaign manager, Michael DuHaime, is the son of former Bloomingdale Mayor Anne DuHaime and former Passaic County Freeholder Richard DuHaime, Rumana added."]


External links

* [ Bloomingdale official website]
* [ Bloomingdale School District official website]
*NJReportCard|31|0420|0|Bloomingdale School District
* [ Data for the Bloomingdale School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [ Bloomingdale Public Library]

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