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 85.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bolivar is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolivar who work in office and administrative support (16.84%), sales jobs (9.73%), and teaching (9.17%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bolivar, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bolivar provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Bolivar is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.82 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 population of Bolivar overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bolivar, 22.43% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bolivar in 2010 was $18,910, 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 $75,640 for a family of four. However, Bolivar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Bolivar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.