Bloomingdale, Michigan

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Bloomingdale is a village in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 528 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Bloomingdale Township and is the township seat.

In the 1930s oil was discovered within the village limits, but pumping has now ceased due to lack of oil. Bloomingdale was thought to be a rising city but when the oil ceased so did the attraction.

Bloomingdale is considered the midpoint on the popular Kal-Haven Trail, which runs directly through the main four corners and business district. The downtown Augustus Haven Park with its Depot Museum is a popular picnic stop for trail users.

Though born in Traverse City, actor David Wayne was raised in Bloomingdale.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 528 people, 181 households, and 140 families residing in the village. The population density was 469.5 per square mile (182.0/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 183.2/sq mi (71.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.72% White, 2.65% African American, 1.89% Native American, 2.08% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.60% of the population.

There were 181 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,714, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $35,500 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,705. About 7.8% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 23.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bangor | Gobles | Hartford | South Haven

Bloomingdale | Breedsville | Decatur | Lawrence | Lawton | Mattawan | Paw Paw

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