Bolivar is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 10,714 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bolivar is the 76th largest community in Missouri.
Bolivar is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bolivar is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolivar who work in office and administrative support (16.10%), food service (10.16%), and healthcare (9.19%).
Also of interest is that Bolivar has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Bolivar is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bolivar enrolled in college, Bolivar has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Bolivar is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Bolivar citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.32% of adults in Bolivar have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bolivar in 2010 was $18,482, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,928 for a family of four.
The people who call Bolivar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bolivar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bolivar include English, Irish, French , and European.
The most common language spoken in Bolivar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.