When you build your business in Bloomfield, you become part of a community that takes great pride in supporting locally-owned businesses and is rich in history. You’ll realize the benefits of being a part of a long-standing Main Street community, boasting a picturesque downtown square designated as an official historic district (on the National Register of Historic Places). The City of Bloomfield has been a CLG for more than three decades, led by a volunteer, appointed Historic Preservation Commission.

Enjoy the fastest Internet through fiber offered by locally-based cooperative Citizens Mutual (get 6 months free when you open your new business). Then partner with other locally-owned businesses and grow your own in this supportive community. Here are a few current incentives you may want to take advantage of:

  • Blackboard Printing Co. – receive your order of business cards (100 qty) free
  • Neebz Graphix – order discounted custom-designed t-shirts for your staff
  • Making Memories Flowers & Gifts – receive a plant to display during your Grand Opening event 

Demographics Overview

Year Population Percent Change
1970 2718 -1.90%
1980 2849 +4.80%
1990 2625 -7.86%
2000 2609 -0.61%
2010 2646 +1.42%
2020 2758 +4.23%

Population by age range

Age (Years) Bloomfield, Iowa (%) Bloomfield, Iowa Davis County, Iowa Iowa
0-9 12.60% 336 1,474 401,456
10-19 11.70% 310 1,371 420,898
20-29 10.80% 288 930 424,588
30-39 15.90% 422 1,009 392,539
40-49 8.50% 225 870 362,277
50-59 14.60% 389 1,139 416,894
60-69 9.60% 254 917 362,529
70-79 9% 239 735 207,456
80+ 7.30% 195 440 143,862

CensusReporter.org, 2018

Population Change for Bloomfield and Other Communities

Town 1970 1990 2010 % change 1970-2020
Bloomfield 2718 2625 2646 1.47%
Albia 4200 3900 3800 -11.90%
Centerville 6500 5900 5600 -15.38
Chariton 5000 4600 4300 -16%
Eddyville 945 1042 1024 -1.17%
Oskaloosa 11,224 10,730 11,463 1.39%
Ottumwa 29,600 24,500 25,100 -18.58%

Median Age Range

Area Median Age Range
United States 38.1
Bloomfield 38.8
Davis County 37
Iowa 38.1