Bolivar, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Bolivar, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bolivar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hardeman County at latitude 35.2654 and longitude -89.0134. Hardeman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 446 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bolivar, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bolivar, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bolivar indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bolivar (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bolivar: Hatchie.

City of Bolivar, TN Boundary Map

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Bolivar, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,296
Population in Households 4,998
Population in Familes 4,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 630
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,030
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,324
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,161 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 869 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $87,553
Average Home Value $111,111
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,450
Average Household Income $39,128
Per Capita Income $15,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.72%
Households -0.47% -0.76%
Families -0.33% -0.91%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bolivar, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 76th
Population Density1 # 167 61st
Diversity Index2 # 33 93rd
Median Household Income # 406 5th
Per Capita Income # 405 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.