Bolivar County, Mississippi Population 2021

Bolivar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 29,654 with a growth rate of -1.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bolivar County, Mississippi is the 28th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 34,106 and has seen a growth of -13.05% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202129,654-487-1.62%
202030,141-487-1.59%
201930,628-487-1.57%
201831,115-603-1.90%
201731,718-831-2.55%
201632,549-681-2.05%
201533,230-588-1.74%
201433,818-161-0.47%
201333,979-18-0.05%
201233,9971900.56%
201133,807-299-0.88%
201034,106-7,769-18.55%
199041,875-4,090-8.90%
198045,965-3,444-6.97%
197049,409-5,055-9.28%
196054,464-8,540-13.55%
195063,004-4,570-6.76%
194067,574-3,477-4.89%
193071,05113,38223.20%
192057,6698,76417.92%
191048,90513,47838.04%
190035,4275,44718.17%
189029,98011,32860.73%
188018,6528,92091.66%
18709,732-739-7.06%
186010,4717,894306.33%
18502,5771,22190.04%
18401,3560.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.62%
County Website
Founded
1836
County Seat
2010 Population
34,106
Growth Since 2010
-13.05%
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American20,45364.22%
White10,49732.96%
Some Other Race4241.33%
Asian2860.90%
Two or More Races1480.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.13%
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Population by Race

Bolivar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Median Age

35.6


Total

33.6


Male

38.1


Female

Bolivar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 23,932 adults, (4,780 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar County, Mississippi.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

16,836

52.86%

Male

15,012

47.14%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Population by Age

Bolivar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All53.6%46.4%
Male49.2%50.8%
Non Family46%54%
Female34%66%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bolivar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1112.5153.6
Non Family4,3921.1746
Married3,9943.1377.5
Female3,0193.4334
Male7063.549.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4867.21%
9th to 12th Grade3,08214.95%
High School Graduate5,12724.87%
Some College4,34121.05%
Associates Degree1,7158.32%
Bachelors Degree3,00514.57%
Graduate Degree1,8629.03%
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bolivar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black12,6869,2911,742
White7,2686,2322,903
Hispanic42330097
Other Race244155
Asian214214120
2+ Races44325
Native American4010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.07%.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,718$31,290$25,350
Less Than 9th Grade$16,757$18,125$16,071
High School Graduate$23,333$27,602$19,396
Some College$23,740$27,473$22,281
Bachelors Degree$36,100$46,357$28,594
Graduate Degree$60,818$82,386$45,700

$27,718

Average Earnings

$31,290

Average Male

$25,350

Average Female

Bolivar County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bolivar County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Language

96.66% of Bolivar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Language

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black19,6148,48843.28%
White9,7161,93819.95%
Hispanic67212017.86%
Other42412028.30%
Native403075.00%
Multiple1211411.57%
Asian24831.21%

34.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.66%

Male Poverty Rate

38.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi is Native, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi is Asian, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.83%.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.62%
High School35.62%
Some College24.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.88%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.77%
Male Unemployed51.09%
Female Employed18.25%
Male Employed8.30%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bolivar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,854$47,724
Families$39,955$57,117
Married Families$65,377-
Non Families$17,278$29,153
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Income by Household Type

Bolivar County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bolivar County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Bolivar County, Mississippi 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 45-54.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Marital Status

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1,076

Number of Veterans

859

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam278
First Gulf War254
Second Gulf War174
World War II66
Korea65

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54382
65 to 74233
75+223
55 to 64178
18 to 3460

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5663.81%
White5106.03%
Hispanic5211.13%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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13.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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47.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bolivar County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Bolivar County, Mississippi 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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84.75%

Born in Bolivar County, Mississippi

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

1.45%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Bolivar County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.75% having been born in Mississippi. 1.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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