Bolivar, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bolivar had a population of 5,328 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Bolivar is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardeman County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bolivar: Hatchie.

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Bolivar, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,328
Daytime Population: Workers 3,448
Daytime Population: Residents 3,775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,223
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 5,031
Population in Familes 4,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 297
Population Density2 620
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $32,558
Average Household Income $44,606
Per Capita Income $17,472


Total Housing Units 2,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 853 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 331 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $115,886


Total Households 2,027
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,320
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.5%
Households -0.3% -0.57%
Families -0.24% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Bolivar, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 102 76th
Population Density # 171 60th
Diversity Index # 31 93rd
Median Household Income # 350 18th
Per Capita Income # 378 12th

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