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Bolivar, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Bolivar had a population of 10,659 as of July 1, 2017. Bolivar ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolivar is located at latitude 37.6067 and longitude -93.4167 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bolivar (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Bolivar (GNIS ID: 2394216) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bolivar is located within Township of Southwest Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bolivar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bolivar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,659
Daytime Population: Workers 8,333
Daytime Population: Residents 5,961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 9,604
Population in Familes 7,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,055
Population Density2 1,287
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,654
Average Household Income $52,094
Per Capita Income $21,811


Total Housing Units 4,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,154 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,937 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $137,699
Average Home Value $173,817


Total Households 4,091
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,496
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.4%
Households 0.41% 0.41%
Families 0.88% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Bolivar, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 83 92nd
Population Density # 224 78th
Diversity Index # 309 70th
Median Household Income # 664 36th
Per Capita Income # 583 44th

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