About Bloomsbury, NJ

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About Bloomsbury, NJ

Bloomsbury, NJ may be one of the smallest cities in NJ – but it still “overlaps” NJ Route 22 and this is a component of NJroute22.com.

Below is an “encyclopedia” entry to read:

Bloomsbury, New Jersey

Bloomsbury is a borough in Hunterdon CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 870, reflecting a decline of 16 (-1.8%) from the 886 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 4 (-0.4%) from the 890 counted in the 1990 Census.

Bloomsbury was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 30, 1905, from portions of Bethlehem Township.

The Borough of Bloomsbury was once known as “Johnson’s Iron Works”, owned by Robert Johnson, on the north bank of the river. The current name is derived either from the Bloom family, influential in the early history of the town, or from the iron ore processed into “blooms,” masses of wrought iron.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.910 square miles (2.358 km), including 0.877 square miles (2.272 km) of land and 0.033 square miles (0.086 km) of water (3.64%).

The borough borders Bethlehem Township in Hunterdon County, as well as the townships of FranklinGreenwich and Pohatcong all within Warren County. Bloomsbury is located on the south side of the Musconetcong River in the northwest corner of Hunterdon County and is the third-smallest municipality in Hunterdon County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 600
1920 650 8.3%
1930 639 −1.7%
1940 704 10.2%
1950 722 2.6%
1960 838 16.1%
1970 879 4.9%
1980 864 −1.7%
1990 890 3.0%
2000 886 −0.4%
2010 870 −1.8%
Est. 2014 856 −1.6%

Census 2010

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 870 people, 337 households, and 236.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 991.9 per square mile (383.0/km). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 408.1 per square mile (157.6/km). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.40% (830) White, 1.03% (9) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.84% (16) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.34% (3) from other races, and 1.38% (12) from two or more racesHispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.02% (35) of the population.

There were 337 households, of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the borough, 27.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $98,571 (with a margin of error of +/- $19,026) and the median family income was $106,324 (+/- $11,687). Males had a median income of $71,000 (+/- $9,149) versus $50,417 (+/- $7,595) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $42,141 (+/- $6,038). About 2.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 6.77 miles (10.90 km) of roadways, of which 4.99 miles (8.03 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.49 miles (0.79 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.29 miles (2.08 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Several major roads run through the borough. Interstate 78 / U.S. Route 22 pass through the north and connects Bloomsbury at Exit 7 with Route 173.

The major county road that passes through is CR 579.

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bloomsbury include:

(SOURCE: Infogalactic)

 

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