The small town of Bloomfield is in southeast Iowa, close to the Missouri border. The 2010 census recorded a population of 2640. It is the county seat of Davis county. Completed in 1879, the very scenic courthouse that includes a beautiful clocktower and bell, is listed on the National Registor of Historic Places.
Bloomfield has many amenities for its residents, as well as visitors. The town has a public pool and a city park. The park offers areas for softball, baseball and volleyball. Little League and T-ball is offered for both boys and girls. Fishing is available on Lake Fisher, a reservoir about 1 1/2 miles from Bloomfield.
The Mutchler Community Center is available for all ages and offers volleyball and basketball, along with soccer. The center also has fitness equipment and members of the staff conduct aerobics classes. There is also an after school program for 1st through 6th grade children.
It would be hard to have a discussion on Bloomfield history without telling of its Amish heritage. Close to the town is one of three of the largest Amish settlements in the state. Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of the area, but the Amish have also influenced other types of businesses, such as buggy shops and crafts such as woodworking and building furniture.
Average value of a home in Bloomfield was $81,530 in 2012, up from $51,200 in 2000. Average rent in 2012 was $545. Bloomfield has two public high schools, one middle school, and one elementary school.