Bolivar, Tennessee Population 2021

4,822
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Bolivar is a city located in Hardeman County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Hardeman County. With a 2020 population of 4,822, it is the 104th largest city in Tennessee and the 4860th largest city in the United States . Bolivar is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -10.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,417 in 2010. Bolivar reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Bolivar has a population density of 594 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bolivar is $45,835 with a poverty rate of 27.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $609 per month, and the median house value is $94,400. 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: 60.64%
  • White: 36.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bolivar, Tennessee is 4,822 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,936.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,417.

Bolivar, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,05160.64%
White1,81636.10%
Two or More Races861.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native571.13%
Asian160.32%
Some Other Race50.10%
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Bolivar Population by Race

Bolivar Population Pyramid $2021

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Bolivar Median Age

45.4


Total

42.6


Male

46.2


Female

Bolivar Adults

There are 3,940 adults, (976 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar.

Bolivar Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar Sex Ratio

Female

2,974

59.11%

Male

2,057

40.89%

Bolivar Population by Age

Bolivar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bolivar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Female47.1%52.9%
Male55.7%44.3%
All57.5%42.5%
Married84.6%15.4%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bolivar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2242.1257.5
Non Family1,0411.0246.6
Married6022.9384.6
Female4593.0947.1
Male1223.955.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Bolivar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1333.85%
9th to 12th Grade41311.94%
High School Graduate1,69248.92%
Some College56216.25%
Associates Degree2607.52%
Bachelors Degree2266.53%
Graduate Degree1735.00%
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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
Black1,9141,547148
White1,4471,268220
Native American454517
2+ Races3232
Asian16169
Other Race555

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$31,060$34,741$29,343
Less Than 9th Grade$$33,300$
High School Graduate$30,260$30,625$30,139
Some College$29,401$41,635$25,430
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$54,310$$54,198

$31,060

Average Earnings

$34,741

Average Male

$29,343

Average Female

Bolivar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bolivar Language by Age

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Bolivar Language

99.04% of Bolivar residents speak only English, while 0.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.51% of the population.

Bolivar Language

Bolivar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,0151,12037.15%
White1,69822313.13%
Multiple861719.77%
Hispanic22100.00%

27.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.62%

Male Poverty Rate

31.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar is White, with 13.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.53%.

Bolivar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.94%
High School27.81%
Bachelors or Greater12.03%
Some College8.25%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed68.55%
Female Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed19.65%
Male Employed7.47%

Bolivar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bolivar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,064$45,835
Families$47,276$55,847
Married Families$70,667-
Non Families$15,609$33,430
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Income by Household Type

Bolivar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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 Over 65.

Bolivar Marital Status by Race

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Bolivar Marital Status

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325

Number of Veterans

302

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam157
Second Gulf War78
First Gulf War24
Korea22
World War II

Bolivar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64101
65 to 7489
75+72
18 to 3437
35 to 5426

Bolivar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18511.65%
Black1054.70%
Native American2849.12%
Asian743.75%

Bolivar Veterans by Race

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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10.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar Veterans by Education

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47%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

20.4%

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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90.48%

Born in Bolivar

99.64%

Native Born

0.36%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.64% of Bolivar residents were born in the United States, with 90.48% having been born in Tennessee. 0.18% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,822-57-1.17%
20204,879-57-1.15%
20194,936-57-1.14%
20184,993-95-1.87%
20175,088-34-0.66%
20165,122731.45%
20155,049-68-1.33%
20145,117-100-1.92%
20135,217-54-1.02%
20125,271-52-0.98%
20115,323-25-0.47%
20105,348-454-0.81%
20005,802-167-0.28%
19905,969-628-1.00%
19806,597-77-0.12%
19706,6743,3367.17%
19603,3380.00%

Bolivar Population by Year