Bolivar County, Mississippi Population 2020

Bolivar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 30,209 with a growth rate of -1.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bolivar County, Mississippi is the 27th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202030,209-562-1.83%
201930,771-562-1.79%
201831,333-562-1.76%
201731,895-736-2.26%
201632,631-648-1.95%
201533,279-543-1.61%
201433,822-164-0.48%
201333,986-11-0.03%
201233,9971930.57%
201133,804-301-0.88%
201034,105-7,770-18.56%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.83%
County Website
Founded
1836

Bolivar County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American20,94164.25%
White10,80333.15%
Some Other Race3631.11%
Two or More Races2310.71%
Asian2130.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.13%
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Median Age

35.2


Total

33.7


Male

37.5


Female

Bolivar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 24,447 adults, (4,739 of whom are seniors) in Bolivar County, Mississippi.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bolivar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

17,227

52.86%

Male

15,365

47.14%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Bolivar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All54.2%45.8%
Male50%50%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female34.5%65.5%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1592.5554.2
Non Family4,5051.1848.9
Married3,9753.0976
Female3,0633.6934.5
Male6163.5350

3.28

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6057.70%
9th to 12th Grade3,19915.35%
High School Graduate5,14124.67%
Some College4,33620.81%
Associates Degree1,5957.65%
Bachelors Degree2,97814.29%
Graduate Degree1,9839.52%
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black12,8129,1741,847
White7,3806,3742,874
Hispanic422278108
Other Race205118
Asian170170125
Multiple Races67545
Native American41112

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 73.53%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,389$31,536$25,320
Less Than High School$21,360$22,813$16,563
High School Grad$25,220$27,676$20,578
Some College$25,070$27,217$23,992
Bachelors Degree$30,820$42,008$26,743
Graduate Degree$60,029$69,297$44,414

$27,389

Average Earnings

$31,536

Average Male

$25,320

Average Female

Bolivar County, Mississippi Language

Bolivar County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Bolivar County, Mississippi Language

96.93% of Bolivar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty

Bolivar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black20,1408,63242.86%
White9,8691,90019.25%
Hispanic6769714.35%
Other3637520.66%
Asian2093717.70%
Native413073.17%
Multiple1972713.71%

34.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.83%

Male Poverty Rate

37.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi is Native, with 73.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bolivar County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 13.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.07%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.62%
High School32.12%
Some College25.22%
Bachelors or Greater12.24%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.46%
Male Unemployed51.95%
Female Employed20.81%
Male Employed8.82%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Income

Bolivar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,912$45,259
Families$38,594$54,353
Married Families$61,629-
Non Families$17,367$28,246
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Bolivar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Bolivar County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

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 Veterans

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1,136

Number of Veterans

961

Male Veterans

175

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam269
First Gulf War215
Second Gulf War195
World War II69
Korea52
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54419
65 to 74249
55 to 64205
75+193
18 to 3470
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black7134.71%
White4054.64%
Hispanic7816.25%
Other187.47%

Bolivar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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15.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bolivar County, Mississippi Employment Status

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47.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.6%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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85.87%

Born in Mississippi

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.49% of Bolivar County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 85.87% having been born in Mississippi. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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