Bolivar, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bolivar had a population of 5,326 as of July 1, 2015. Bolivar ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolivar is located at latitude 35.2654 and longitude -89.0134 in Hardeman County. 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. Hardeman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Bolivar (GNIS ID: 2403890) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bolivar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bolivar: Hatchie.

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Bolivar, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,326
Population in Households 5,027
Population in Familes 4,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density1 633
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 2,043
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,158 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 885 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $95,730
Average Home Value $120,934


Median Household Income $28,212
Average Household Income $40,009
Per Capita Income $15,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.13%
Households -0.26% -0.12%
Families -0.1% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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, 2015 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 # 104 76th
Population Density1 # 168 61st
Diversity Index2 # 32 93rd
Median Household Income # 395 8th
Per Capita Income # 400 7th

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