Bolivar, Missouri Population 2020

11,318

Bolivar is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 11,318, it is the 72nd largest city in Missouri and the 2841st largest city in the United States. Bolivar is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually and its population has increased by 9.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,325 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Bolivar has a population density of 1,365 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bolivar is $49,010 with a poverty rate of 15.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $684 per month, and the median house value is $113,100. The median age in Bolivar is 28.8 years, 28.7 years for males, and 28.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Bolivar Demographics

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

  • White: 92.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Other race: 0.06%
The current population of Bolivar, Missouri is 11,318, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,038.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,325.

Bolivar, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,99992.93%
Black or African American2642.45%
Two or More Races2492.31%
Asian1341.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native930.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.14%
Some Other Race60.06%

Bolivar Population Pyramid 2020

Bolivar Median Age

28.8


Total

28.7


Male

28.8


Female

Bolivar Adults

There are 8,203 adults, (1,733 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar.

Bolivar Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar Sex Ratio

Female

5,678

52.77%

Male

5,082

47.23%

Bolivar Households and Families

Bolivar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bolivar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All48.6%51.4%
Female41.8%58.2%
Non Family36.6%63.4%
Male0%100%

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0112.3748.6
Non Family1,7661.2836.6
Married1,4093.1673.7
Female6373.4541.8
Male1992.950

3.09

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bolivar Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1071.83%
9th to 12th Grade3435.86%
High School Graduate2,14236.58%
Some College1,26321.57%
Associates Degree5649.63%
Bachelors Degree90215.40%
Graduate Degree5359.14%

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4975,1101,347
Hispanic13613673
Multiple Races996816
Black915917
Native American5959
Asian404040

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,674$34,375$21,488
Less Than High School$16,313$$
High School Grad$22,652$31,356$13,623
Some College$24,712$28,036$23,576
Bachelors Degree$34,329$65,568$24,773
Graduate Degree$41,758$44,330$19,286

$25,674

Average Earnings

$34,375

Average Male

$21,488

Average Female

Bolivar Language

Bolivar Language by Age

Bolivar Language

97.63% of Bolivar residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Bolivar Poverty

Bolivar Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,8621,32214.92%
Native908088.89%
Black1434430.77%
Multiple2353113.19%
Hispanic388133.35%

15.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.02%

Male Poverty Rate

16.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Native, with 88.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Hispanic, with 3.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.62%
High School15.75%
Some College7.29%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed88.10%
Male Unemployed38.46%
Female Employed16.95%
Male Employed11.10%

Bolivar Income

Bolivar Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,334$49,010
Families$44,701$57,845
Married Families$60,282-
Non Families$26,488$34,432

Bolivar Marital Status

Bolivar Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bolivar Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Bolivar Marital Status by Race

Bolivar Veterans

769

Number of Veterans

730

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam312
Second Gulf War160
Korea129
World War II87
First Gulf War59

$Bolivar Veterans by Education

6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bolivar Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.06%

Born in Missouri

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.42% of Bolivar residents were born in the United States, with 66.06% having been born in Missouri. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,3181401.25%
201911,1781401.27%
201811,0381601.47%
201710,8781401.30%
201610,7381050.99%
201510,6331111.05%
201410,522720.69%
201310,450700.67%
201210,380100.10%
201110,370330.32%
201010,3371,1941.23%
20009,1432,2982.94%
19906,8459261.46%
19805,9191,1502.18%
19704,7691,2573.11%
19603,512300.09%
19503,4828462.82%
19402,6360.00%