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Bolivar, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bolivar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 37.6067 and longitude -93.4167. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bolivar, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bolivar, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bolivar indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Bolivar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,264
Population in Households 9,209
Population in Familes 7,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,055
Population Density1 1,240
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,951
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,163 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,788 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $116,916
Average Home Value $118,366


Median Household Income $34,763
Average Household Income $45,069
Per Capita Income $18,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.14% -0.05%
Households -0.11% -0.03%
Families 0.75% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.35%
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, 2014 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 # 347 66th
Median Household Income # 771 25th
Per Capita Income # 713 31st

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