Bolivar, Missouri Population 2023

10,784

Bolivar is a city located in Polk County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Polk County. With a 2023 population of 10,784, it is the 82nd largest city in Missouri and the 3898th largest city in the United States.Bolivar is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,679 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Bolivar has a population density of 1,301 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bolivar is $47,785 with a poverty rate of 20.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bolivar is 29.5 years, 29.6 years for males, and 29.4 years for females.

Bolivar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bolivar was:

  • White: 93.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Native American: 1.15%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Other race: 0.07%
The current population of Bolivar, Missouri is 10,784 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,679.

Bolivar, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bolivar Population by Race

Bolivar Population Pyramid 2023

Bolivar Median Age

29.5

Total

29.6

Male

29.4

Female

Bolivar Adults

There are 8,500 adults, (1,991 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar.

Bolivar Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar Sex Ratio

Female5,97754.34%
Male5,02345.66%

Bolivar Population by Age

Bolivar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.99

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bolivar Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 22.22%.

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$25,450

Average Earnings

$35,473

Average Male

$20,092

Average Female

Bolivar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bolivar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bolivar Language

97.95% of Bolivar residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Bolivar Language

Bolivar Poverty by Race

rate

20.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.69%

Male Poverty Rate

19.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Native, with 105.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Hispanic, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.84%.

Bolivar Poverty

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Education

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bolivar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bolivar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bolivar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bolivar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bolivar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bolivar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

612

Number of Veterans

580

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

Bolivar Veterans by War

Bolivar Veterans by Age

count

Bolivar Veterans by Race

Bolivar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Bolivar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bolivar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bolivar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.01%

Born in Bolivar

101.99%

Native Born

1.02%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

101.99% of Bolivar residents were born in the United States, with 65.01% having been born in Missouri. 0.33% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Bolivar Population by Year