Bolivar, Tennessee Population 2022

5,163
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Bolivar is a city located in Hardeman County Tennessee. Bolivar has a 2020 population of 5,163. It is also the county seat of Hardeman County. Bolivar is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,205 in 2010.

The average household income in Bolivar is $45,835 with a poverty rate of 26.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $690 per month, and the median house value is $97,700. The median age in Bolivar is 45.4 years, 42.6 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Bolivar Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 64.36%
  • White: 31.53%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bolivar, Tennessee is 5,163 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,205.

Bolivar, Tennessee Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,57831.53%
Black or African American3,22164.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native541.08%
Asian350.70%
Some Other Race70.14%
Two or More Races1102.20%
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Bolivar Population by Race

Bolivar Population Pyramid 2022

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Bolivar Median Age

40.9


Total

32.3


Male

46.8


Female

Bolivar Adults

There are 4,025 adults, (810 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar.

Bolivar Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar Sex Ratio

Female

2,635

52.65%

Male

2,370

47.35%

Bolivar Population by Age

Bolivar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bolivar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All51.1%48.9%
Male46.9%53.1%
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Female36.2%63.8%

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bolivar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1982.1651.1
Married6782.6978
Male814.0946.9
Female4643.3836.2
Non Family9751.0539.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Bolivar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade742.10%
9th to 12th Grade54015.35%
High School Graduate1,59745.40%
Some College60617.23%
Associates Degree3098.78%
Bachelors Degree2005.69%
Graduate Degree1925.46%
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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
Other Race777
Hispanic333
Asian353513
Native American444414
White1,2281,057255
2+ Races32325
Black2,1721,72998

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bolivar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,730$33,966$24,211
Less Than 9th Grade$20,871$21,723$
High School Graduate$26,326$35,966$21,806
Some College$29,223$40,625$21,745
Bachelors Degree$64,464$60,781$81,146
Graduate Degree$54,202$$53,910

$29,730

Average Earnings

$33,966

Average Male

$24,211

Average Female

Bolivar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bolivar Language by Age

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Bolivar Language

98.91% of Bolivar residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Bolivar Language

Bolivar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,2091,05732.94%
Multiple1101816.36%
White1,47321914.87%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic4137.32%

26.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.24%

Male Poverty Rate

31.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Black, with 32.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Hispanic, with 7.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.99%.

Bolivar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.09%
High School32.52%
Some College14.14%
Bachelors or Greater1.28%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.85%
Male Unemployed26.72%
Female Employed20.63%
Female Unemployed30.54%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bolivar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,174$48,669
Families$45,030$59,314
Married Families$78,393-
Non Families$16,596$34,627
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Income by Household Type

Bolivar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bolivar Marital Status by Race

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Bolivar Marital Status

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324

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War102
First Gulf War23
Vietnam121
Korea12
World War II

Bolivar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3449
35 to 5439
55 to 64122
65 to 7462
75+52

Bolivar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18513.60%
Black933.67%
Native American2444.44%
Asian2262.86%

Bolivar Veterans by Race

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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10.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

40.1%

Employment Rate

26.1%

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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88.83%

Born in Bolivar

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.60%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Bolivar residents were born in the United States, with 88.83% having been born in Tennessee. 0.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bolivar Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19603,3380.00%
19706,6743,3367.17%
19806,597-77-0.12%
19905,969-628-1.00%
20005,802-167-0.28%
20105,417-385-0.68%
20115,396-21-0.39%
20125,375-21-0.39%
20135,354-21-0.39%
20145,333-21-0.39%
20155,312-21-0.39%
20165,291-21-0.40%
20175,270-21-0.40%
20185,249-21-0.40%
20195,228-21-0.40%
20205,205-23-0.44%
20215,184-21-0.40%
20225,163-21-0.41%

Bolivar Population by Year