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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Bloomfield Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 48,892. Bloomfield Township is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Bloomfield Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Bloomfield Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bloomfield Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bloomfield Township are above average.
About Bloomfield Township...
Population
48,892

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,300
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,265.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Bloomfield Township

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,961
National
$55,322
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Bloomfield Township Reviews

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Bloomfield is a very beautiful, well-kept area. The schools are excellent and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and very willing to help! The neighbors are nice and I always feel safe.
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We moved in 2004 from NYC mostly for the living space to cost relationship and for the public schools, which seemed pretty good. We are a mixed family: Tunisian-Canadian and German-American, and wanted a diverse community. We found excellent schools that supported a range of student needs, from immigrant families with little English to well educated NYC commuters, and tons of extracurricular activities from grade school on up. The township offers so many programs, from low cost summer sports and art clinics, to health screening and beautiful parks. The stores are not the most sophisticated, but that is slowly changing with a seasonal farmers market and a couple of yoga studios. Definitely made the right decision, along with some great friends.
Dangerous water levels are concerning. I've been living in Bloomfield for over 3 years and I'm concerned about the exposure to elevate chemicals in the water (sourced from Newark). The roads are also in bad shape -- the wear and tear on my car is stressing me out.

For commuters, Bloomfield is excellent. In my opinion, this isn't where I would raise a family, but as a single professional it's a good deal. Some areas you may fare better with having your own car, but if you live walkable distance from the train station, you can probably go without.

I wish the town had more fitness options. For the most part, you will have to go to Montclair to find decent gyms and studios (and healthy restaurant options).