Bloomfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 21,211 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bloomfield is the 52nd largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bloomfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bloomfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomfield who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (10.44%), and management occupations (9.64%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bloomfield is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bloomfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Bloomfield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.81% of adults in Bloomfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bloomfield in 2018 was $43,800, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,200 for a family of four. However, Bloomfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bloomfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bloomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bloomfield residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bloomfield include Jamaican, Italian, Irish, English, and German.
In addition, Bloomfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.13%).
The most common language spoken in Bloomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.