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Bolivar, Missouri

 

Bolivar, Missouri

Bolivar, Missouri
City
Polk County Courthouse, 2004
Polk County Courthouse, 2004
Location of Bolivar, Missouri
Location of Bolivar, Missouri
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 8.30 sq mi (21.50 km2)
 • Land 8.28 sq mi (21.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 10,325
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 10,389
 • Density 1,247.0/sq mi (481.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 65613, 65727
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-06976[4]
GNIS feature ID 0714498[5]
Website bolivarmo.com

Bolivar is a city and county seat of Polk County, Missouri, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,325.[7]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
  • Transportation 5
  • Media 6
    • Newspapers 6.1
  • Gallery 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

Bolivar began as a settlement around Keeling Spring, with the majority of settlers being from

  • City of Bolivar
  • Bolivar Herald-Free Press, local newspaper
  • Ankrom & Ankrom, local attorneys
  • Historic maps of Bolivar in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri

External links

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ History of Bolivar, Missouri
  9. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 19. 
  10. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 342. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for M17 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.

References

Gallery

  • Bolivar Herald-Free Press - twice weekly

Newspapers

Media

The Bolivar Municipal Airport is located four nautical miles (4.6 mi, 7.4 km) east of Bolivar's central business district.[12]

Transportation

Bolivar is home of Southwest Baptist University. The local high school, Bolivar High School, calls its sports teams the Liberators.

Education

The median income for a household in the city was $24,609, and the median income for a family was $35,716. Males had a median income of $25,731 versus $18,618 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,654. About 11.0% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 23.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

There were 3,318 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,143 people, 3,318 households, and 2,067 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,458.8 people per square mile (563.0/km²). There were 3,636 housing units at an average density of 580.1 per square mile (223.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.50% White, 0.86% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

2000 census

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 20.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 17.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

There were 3,970 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 10,325 people, 3,970 households, and 2,342 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,247.0 inhabitants per square mile (481.5/km2). There were 4,432 housing units at an average density of 535.3 per square mile (206.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

2010 census

Bolivar is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Demographics

Bolivar is located in Marion Township (T33N R23W). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.30 square miles (21.50 km2), of which, 8.28 square miles (21.45 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Geography

The name Bolivar was proposed by John Polk Campbell and his brothers William St. Clair and Ezekiel Madison. The name is after Bolivar, Tennessee where their grandfather and Continental Army Colonel Ezekiel Polk had lived. In the 1830s, both Polk and Bolivar were names locally associated with liberation. As such, Bolivar, Missouri is an indirect namesake of Simón Bolívar.[10]

Bolivar experienced growth in 1884 when the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway was extended to that point.[9]

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