Bolivar, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 4,936 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 2,016  (40.9%)
Females: 2,920  (59.1%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38008.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,718 (it was $28,651 in 2000)
Bolivar:

$33,718
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,120 (it was $14,973 in 2000)

Bolivar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,345 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Bolivar:

$108,345
TN:

$191,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bolivar: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.9%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bolivar, TN (2019)
    • 3,10160.6%Black alone
    • 1,83435.8%White alone
    • 911.8%Two or more races
    • 651.3%American Indian alone
    • 170.3%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 20.04%Hispanic

Races in Bolivar detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Bolivar, Tennessee as of May 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bolivar is 141 to 1.


Crime rates in Bolivar by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
1
(18.6)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(34.9)
4
(71.6)
3
(53.3)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.3)
2
(39.7)
3
(59.2)
1
(20.2)
3
(61.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(192.2)
9
(161.1)
6
(106.6)
3
(54.9)
9
(167.6)
2
(38.2)
9
(173.1)
7
(137.6)
15
(298.1)
10
(197.4)
8
(161.5)
4
(81.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(681.3)
41
(734.0)
52
(924.1)
31
(567.1)
43
(800.6)
32
(611.7)
59
(1,135)
44
(864.6)
41
(814.8)
56
(1,105)
41
(827.6)
66
(1,350)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
90
(1,572)
97
(1,736)
77
(1,368)
134
(2,452)
59
(1,098)
54
(1,032)
57
(1,096)
61
(1,199)
58
(1,153)
33
(651.4)
50
(1,009)
45
(920.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
223
(3,896)
275
(4,923)
198
(3,519)
207
(3,787)
156
(2,904)
195
(3,728)
143
(2,751)
132
(2,594)
120
(2,385)
88
(1,737)
76
(1,534)
87
(1,780)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(454.2)
30
(537.1)
11
(195.5)
11
(201.2)
7
(130.3)
14
(267.6)
5
(96.2)
16
(314.4)
13
(258.3)
18
(355.3)
14
(282.6)
9
(184.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(52.4)
6
(107.4)
1
(17.8)
2
(36.6)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
1
(20.5)
City-Data.com crime index559.0613.9511.6520.3451.1414.8511.8458.4560.4471.2425.1494.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bolivar, TN

Crime rate in Bolivar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.50
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: African (23.9%), American (8.9%), English (3.4%), Irish (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1827

Elevation: 453 feet

Land area: 8.48 square miles.

Population density: 582 people per square mile   (low).

Bolivar, Tennessee map

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $870 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $709 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (27.6 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (55.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (460.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Toone, TN (2.6 miles ),
Whiteville, TN (3.0 miles ),
Hickory Valley, TN (3.2 miles),
Hornsby, TN (3.2 miles ),
Silerton, TN (3.6 miles),
Fayette Corners, TN (3.9 miles ),
Saulsbury, TN (3.9 miles),
Middleton, TN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.26 N, Longitude: 89.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,658 (+32.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 863 (54.8%)

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Bolivar, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bolivar, TN in 2019

Bolivar satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $50,800
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $50,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $287,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $287,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $287,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bolivar, TN residents
Average permit cost in Bolivar, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Bolivar, TN
Historical housing units in Bolivar, TN
Most common industries in Bolivar, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Machinery (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Bolivar, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)

Average climate in Bolivar, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bolivar, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 66.5. This is about average.

City:

66.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.09
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bolivar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Bolivar city center killed 38 people and injured 157 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bolivar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 324% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 229.1 miles away from Bolivar center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Bolivar center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardeman County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bolivar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bolivar:

  • BOLIVAR GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 650 NUCKOLLS ROAD)
  • MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (650 NUCKOLLS ROAD)
  • WESTERN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (11100 OLD HWY 64 WEST)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT BOLIVAR (700 NUKOLLS RD)
  • PINE MEADOWS HEALTH CARE (700 NUCKOLLS ROAD)
  • PLEASANT VIEW (214 N WATER STREET)
  • PLEASANT VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (214 NORTH WATER STREET)
  • BOLIVAR DIALYSIS (515 PECAN DR.)
  • PROCARE OF TENNESSEE INC (123 MARKET ST)

Airports and heliports located in Bolivar:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bolivar:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 30 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 30 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Rhodes College (about 57 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 57 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 59 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 59 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)

Public high school in Bolivar:

  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 313 HARRIS ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Bolivar:

  • BOLIVAR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19, Location: 309 EDGEWOOD ST, Grades: 2-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bolivar:

See full list of schools located in Bolivar

Library in Bolivar:

  • BOLIVAR HARDEMAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $167,129; Location: 213 NORTH WASINGTON ST.; 43,110 books; 2,865 audio materials; 4,819 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 90 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bolivar Junior High name changed to Bolivar Middle School in 1998

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bolivar: Hardeman County Golf Course (A), Hardeman County Landfill (B), Hardeman County Jail (C), Hardeman County Library (D), Bolivar City Hall (E), Bolivar Fire Department (F), Hardeman County Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bolivar include: Bolivar Church of Christ (A), Bolivar First Baptist Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Zion Church (D), Springfield Baptist Church (E), Saint James Episcopal Church (F), Bolivar Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Nuckolls Cemetery (2), Polk Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bolivar include: North Main Street Historic District (1), Bolivar Courthouse Square Historic District (2), Bills-McNeal Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Aristocrat Motor Inn (108 South Porter Street), Bolivar Inn (626 West Market Street).

Courts: Hardeman County - Juvenile Court Clerk (Courthouse), General Sessions Court (300 East Jackson), Hardeman County - General Sessions Clerk- Circuit Court Clerk (Courthouse), Juvenile Court Family Service Offices (100 North Main Street), Hardeman County - Chancery Court Clerk (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: The Honky Tonk Man - Professional wrestler, Judy Grable - Female professional wrestler, Brian Lake - College basketball player (Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders), John Dodge (baseball) - Major League Baseball player, Wayne Haddix - Football player.

Hardeman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bolivar and their reported violations in the past:

BOLIVAR WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 7,934, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2010), St No addtl Formal Action needed (SEP-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2008), St No addtl Formal Action needed (SEP-30-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
VICTORY RANCH (Address: 4320 MECKLINBURG RD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.8%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Bolivar in 2010:

  • 190 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Bolivar in 2000:

  • 211 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 203 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Bolivar (2011 data):

  • Merchants & Planters Bank: at 411 West Market Street, branch established on 1905/10/01; West Side Branch at 1355 West Market Street, branch established on 1996/10/28. Info updated 2009/10/22: Bank assets: $95.4 mil, Deposits: $81.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants & Planters Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmer's and Merchants Bank: Bolivar Branch at 1315 West Market Street, branch established on 1995/12/18. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $264.1 mil, Deposits: $231.2 mil, headquarters in Trezevant, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Bancshares, Inc.
  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: The Bank Of Bolivar/Branch at 724 West Market Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.
  • First South Bank: Bolivar Branch at 809 West Market Street, branch established on 2006/12/31. Info updated 2007/01/10: Bank assets: $437.6 mil, Deposits: $357.5 mil, headquarters in Jackson, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Hardeman County Investment Company, Inc.
  • The Bank of Fayette County: Bolivar Branch at 118 W. Market Street, branch established on 2007/10/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $307.8 mil, Deposits: $253.8 mil, headquarters in Moscow, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Moscow Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Bolivar Branch at 201 Market Street, branch established on 1987/10/19. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Bolivar:

Marital status in Bolivar, TN
  • Never married: 38.8%
  • Now married: 32.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Bolivar:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bolivar
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bolivar, TN (based on Hardeman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,90460
Black Protestant2,65016
Mainline Protestant1,03111
Catholic1251
Other21
None11,541-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Hardeman County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hardeman County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hardeman County:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardeman County:

13.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hardeman County:

11.2%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.7%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.0%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Bolivar:

29.0
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bolivar:

17.7%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bolivar:

10.0%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bolivar:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

59.4%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bolivar, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$67,058$36,5770$0
Gas Supply 11$38,779$42,3040$0
Firefighters 11$29,842$32,5551$350
Streets and Highways 10$23,120$27,7440$0
Financial Administration 7$18,940$32,4690$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,600$34,8007$4,144
Water Supply 4$11,662$34,9860$0
Solid Waste Management 4$8,446$25,3382$2,640
Local Libraries 2$4,102$24,6123$1,733
Police - Other 2$6,452$38,7120$0
Sewerage 2$5,618$33,7080$0
Fire - Other 1$4,641$55,6920$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,856$34,2722$1,400
Welfare 0$0 1$1,030
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,000
Totals for Government 81$233,116$34,53617$12,297

Bolivar government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $606,000 ($122.77)
    Gas Utilities: $252,000 ($51.05)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,741,000 ($555.31)
    Police Protection: $1,679,000 ($340.15)
    General - Other: $1,046,000 ($211.91)
    Regular Highways: $939,000 ($190.24)
    Water Utilities: $828,000 ($167.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $643,000 ($130.27)
    Sewerage: $628,000 ($127.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $459,000 ($92.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000 ($69.89)
    Central Staff Services: $277,000 ($56.12)
    Libraries: $173,000 ($35.05)
    General Public Buildings: $98,000 ($19.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000 ($15.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000 ($4.66)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.24)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($6.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $156,000 ($31.60)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($11.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($5.06)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($3.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($3.24)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($1.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,205,000 ($649.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($21.88)

Bolivar government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $670,000 ($135.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $503,000 ($101.90)
    Other: $112,000 ($22.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($6.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($4.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($2.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $735,000 ($148.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $467,000 ($94.61)
    Rents: $176,000 ($35.66)
    Special Assessments: $112,000 ($22.69)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($6.08)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($3.85)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($2.03)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,261,000 ($660.66)
    Water Utilities: $1,011,000 ($204.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,232,000 ($249.59)
    Other: $187,000 ($37.88)
    Highways: $165,000 ($33.43)
  • Tax - Property: $2,266,000 ($459.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $347,000 ($70.30)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.81)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.61)

Bolivar government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,182,000 ($1252.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,805,000 ($1176.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $377,000 ($76.38)

Bolivar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,702,000 ($1965.56)

5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Madison County, TN  1.02% ($30,190 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.80% ($36,424)
to Fayette County, TN  0.73% ($35,817)
Businesses in Bolivar, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bolivar:

  • WBOL (1560 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: SHAW'S BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bolivar:

  • WOJG (94.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: JOHNNY W. SHAW & OPAL J. SHAW)
  • WMOD (96.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: WMOD, INC.)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WXOQ (105.5 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WSIB (93.9 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM INC)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bolivar:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06AW (Channel 6; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM, INC.)
Bolivar fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Bolivar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 1,053ft / 321mTotal length
  • $43,995,000Total costs
  • 166,060Total average daily traffic
  • 20,202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 264,512Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bolivar, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bolivar, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bolivar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bolivar, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bolivar)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bolivar)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of reported fires - 100 took place in 2004, and the least - 56 in 2015. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bolivar, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.3%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bolivar, TN
    • 61247.3%Structure Fires
    • 36328.1%Outside Fires
    • 28922.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 292.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bolivar, TN
Most common first names in Bolivar, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14270.4 years
Mary13378.6 years
John10876.0 years
William10572.2 years
Robert8469.0 years
Willie6371.5 years
George5074.4 years
Thomas4172.9 years
Joe3175.2 years
Martha3076.6 years
Most common last names in Bolivar, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones7272.6 years
Woods6169.5 years
Smith5775.5 years
Brown4771.1 years
Williams4472.0 years
Baker4268.4 years
Mckinnie4170.3 years
Taylor3775.0 years
Harris3576.1 years
Johnson3381.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bolivar, TN
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bolivar, TN
  • 55.2%Electricity
  • 43.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Wood


Bolivar compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bolivar on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 (38008) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
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