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Bolivar is a city in Polk County, in the Springfield metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Bolivar, TN, which was named for Sim?n Bol?var, South American soldier and statesman

The latitude of Bolivar is 37.614N. The longitude is -93.41W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,056 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,598.


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Median household income
Local
$24,609
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bolivar demographic reports
Bolivar is on the Ozark Plateau
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: North Ward Museum
Colleges and universities: Southwest Baptist University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Bolivar residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bolivar ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bolivar was $13,654, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Bolivar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bolivar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.


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Libraries in Bolivar include Polk County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bolivar include Bolivar Herald-Free Press

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bolivar political report.

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The average commute time for Bolivar workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bolivar include Super 8.

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