Bolivar, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Bolivar had a population of 10,236 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Bolivar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 10,236
Population in Households 9,181
Population in Familes 7,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,055
Population Density1 1,236
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,943
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,152 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,791 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $119,658
Average Home Value $122,027


Median Household Income $33,800
Average Household Income $44,872
Per Capita Income $18,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.08%
Households -0.13% -0.06%
Families 0.61% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


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, 2015 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 # 84 92nd
Population Density1 # 244 76th
Diversity Index2 # 338 67th
Median Household Income # 810 22nd
Per Capita Income # 758 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.