Bolivar, Missouri Population 2022

11,115
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Bolivar is a city located in Polk County Missouri. Bolivar has a 2020 population of 11,115. It is also the county seat of Polk County. Bolivar is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,346 in 2010.

The average household income in Bolivar is $47,785 with a poverty rate of 16.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $111,600. The median age in Bolivar is 28.5 years, 29 years for males, and 28 years for females.

Bolivar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bolivarwas:

  • White: 93.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Black or African American: 2.25%
  • Native American: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
  • Other race: 0.05%
The current population of Bolivar, Missouri is 11,115 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,115.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,346.

Bolivar, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,18393.59%
Two or More Races3082.83%
Black or African American2452.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native1161.07%
Asian160.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.06%
Some Other Race50.05%
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Bolivar Population by Race

Bolivar Population Pyramid $2022

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Bolivar Median Age

28.5


Total

29


Male

28


Female

Bolivar Adults

There are 8,264 adults, (1,803 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar.

Bolivar Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar Sex Ratio

Female

5,793

53.24%

Male

5,087

46.76%

Bolivar Population by Age

Bolivar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bolivar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%100%
Non Family38%62%
Female43.8%56.3%
All48.3%51.7%
Married72.5%27.5%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bolivar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9892.4148.3
Non Family1,6351.338
Married1,3753.2572.5
Female7043.1443.8
Male2752.920

3.01

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Bolivar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1562.67%
9th to 12th Grade3566.10%
High School Graduate2,23638.29%
Some College1,19720.50%
Associates Degree5098.72%
Bachelors Degree96616.54%
Graduate Degree4197.18%
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Bolivar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,3854,9411,327
Hispanic20920937
2+ Races1137917
Black925821
Native American9090

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.64%.

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,646$34,782$20,907
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$2,500$
High School Graduate$19,162$23,125$15,681
Some College$24,591$33,611$22,853
Bachelors Degree$36,930$64,038$25,691
Graduate Degree$46,071$58,456$45,607

$24,646

Average Earnings

$34,782

Average Male

$20,907

Average Female

Bolivar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bolivar Language by Age

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Bolivar Language

98.10% of Bolivar residents speak only English, while 1.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.93% of the population.

Bolivar Language

Bolivar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7831,47116.75%
Native1148171.05%
Multiple3073310.75%
Hispanic526142.66%
Black122108.20%
OtherNaN%

16.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.01%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Native, with 71.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Hispanic, with 2.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.87%.

Bolivar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.67%
High School15.41%
Some College6.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.04%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.35%
Male Unemployed41.86%
Female Employed16.40%
Male Employed15.80%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bolivar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,396$47,785
Families$42,285$54,978
Married Families$62,137-
Non Families$25,938$33,167
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Income by Household Type

Bolivar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bolivar Married by Age and Sex

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Bolivar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bolivar Marital Status by Race

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Bolivar Marital Status

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663

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam300
Second Gulf War113
Korea111
World War II58
First Gulf War19

Bolivar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74229
75+185
18 to 3494
55 to 6493
35 to 5462

Bolivar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6508.38%
Native American1314.13%

Bolivar Veterans by Race

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bolivar Employment by Age

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Bolivar Employment by Race

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Bolivar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.36%

Born in Bolivar

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Bolivar residents were born in the United States, with 61.36% having been born in Missouri. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Bolivar Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202211,115160.14%
202111,099160.14%
202011,083160.14%
201911,067160.14%
201811,0511741.60%
201710,8771351.26%
201610,7421010.95%
201510,6411111.05%
201410,530710.68%
201310,459710.68%
201210,38880.08%
201110,380340.33%
201010,3461,2031.24%
20009,1432,2982.94%
19906,8459261.46%
19805,9191,1502.18%
19704,7691,2573.11%
19603,512300.09%
19503,4828462.82%
19402,6360.00%

Bolivar Population by Year