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Bolivar County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 33,557 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 40,633 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,854
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,460
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,415
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,413 (it was 5,361 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

30%

Land area: 876 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bolivar County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.6%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bolivar County, MS (2017)
    • 21,85653.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,72726.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6971.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2790.7%Asian alone
    • 850.2%Two or more races
    • 800.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 15,731  (46.9%)
Females: 17,826  (53.1%)
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Average household size:
Bolivar County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,490 ($23,428 in 1999)
This county:

$29,490
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $282, upper quartile is $605)
This county:

$452
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,305 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Bolivar:

$95,305
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,315 - $160,915

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $128,986
Here:

$128,986
State:

$172,223

Townhouses or other attached units: $131,202
Here:

$131,202
State:

$199,204

Mobile homes: $87,228
Here:

$87,228
State:

$58,432

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $995
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 797
Bolivar County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2008: 48 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $102,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Bolivar, MS residents
Average permit cost in Bolivar, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,120 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $659 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Bolivar, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bolivar, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bolivar, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.5%
Bolivar County:

33.5%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.6% for American Indian residents, 56.1% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.7 years old
(Males: 33.8 years old, Females: 37.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.0 years old, Black residents: 33.3 years old, American Indian residents: 16.9 years old, Asian residents: 58.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bolivar County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $577 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cleveland, Shelby, Rosedale, Shaw, Mound Bayou, Boyle, Merigold, Gunnison, Renova, Benoit.

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

2018 air pollution in Bolivar County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Bird Landing (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lake Beulah (A), Lake Whittington (B), Upper Old River Lake (C), Ozark Lake (D), Blue Hole (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bolivar Chute (A), Ozark Chute (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Atoka County, Oklahoma , Calhoun County, Arkansas , Barrow County, Georgia , Fairfield County, South Carolina , Oktibbeha County , Fulton County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Mississippi:

4.8%

Unemployment by year in Bolivar, MS
County total employment by year in Bolivar, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Bolivar, MS

Current college students: 3,752
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 615 (71.5% naturalized citizens)

Bolivar County:

1.8%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 92010 or later
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 2011990 to 1999
  • 261980 to 1989
  • 241970 to 1979
  • 93Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.2%

Bolivar County marital status for males Bolivar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,039
  • One, attached: 78
  • Two: 621
  • 3 or 4: 760
  • 5 to 9: 641
  • 10 to 19: 365
  • 20 to 49: 350
  • 50 or more: 48
  • Mobile homes: 1,663

Housing units in Bolivar County with a mortgage: 2,614 (33 second mortgage, 140 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,182

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bolivar County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,31248
Black Protestant3,30422
Mainline Protestant2,04319
Catholic9285
Other6875
None16,871-
Bolivar County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Bolivar County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Bolivar County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bolivar County:

13.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Bolivar County:

36.4%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Bolivar County:

Average size of farms: 1011 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $246,125
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $282.23
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $237,286
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $230,495
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.46
Corn for grain: 10290 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 25943 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 82901 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 184183 harvested acres
Vegetables: 32 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 912 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bolivar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller 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 130.0 miles away from Bolivar County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from the county 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 199.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from Bolivar County center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: May 03, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1983: May 11, 2011, FEMA Id: 1983, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3320: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 3320, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 20, 2008 to May 19, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1753: May 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1753, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1178: June 13, 1997, FEMA Id: 1178, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bolivar County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bolivar

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,650 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,182 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 44 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 469 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 284 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • India (30%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Other Caribbean (5%)
  • France (3%)
  • Jordan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bolivar County


  • American (11%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bolivar County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 1,342 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 376 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 164 people in nursing homes
  • 126 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in state prisons
  • 69 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Bolivar County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 720 people in college/university student housing
  • 403 people in state prisons
  • 270 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 92 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 32 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,042.

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.02% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($25,538 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($11,216 average AGI)
Bolivar County:

1.58%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, MS  0.57% ($39,469 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.56% ($46,286)
from Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($23,200)
from Coahoma County, MS  0.30% ($38,912)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.23% ($34,500)
from Hinds County, MS  0.18% ($23,300)


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.73% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,385 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($13,974 average AGI)
Bolivar County:

2.53%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.67% ($26,545 average AGI)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.64% ($37,726)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.63% ($26,806)
to Washington County, MS  0.55% ($34,032)
to Coahoma County, MS  0.24% ($32,179)
to Hinds County, MS  0.22% ($24,560)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in Bolivar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Bolivar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bolivar County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bolivar County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,887 (4,058 aged, 1,829 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,402 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bolivar County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (677)
  • Congestive heart failure (392)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (366)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (271)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (238)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (217)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (183)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (179)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (174)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (170)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,865
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 367
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,443

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,586
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,056
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 169.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 121.2
  • Other - 47.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,557
  • In family households: 26,060 (2,436 male householders, 5,217 female householders)
    3,863 spouses, 10,367 children (9,819 natural, 217 adopted, 274 stepchildren), 1,982 grandchildren, 530 brothers or sisters, 258 parents, 865 other relatives, 553 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,983 (2,293 male householders (1,877 living alone)), 2,648 female householders (2,359 living alone)), 1,041 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,580

Size of family households: 3,354 2-persons, 1,900 3-persons, 1,120 4-persons, 665 5-persons, 368 6-persons, 243 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,236 1-person, 540 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,545 married couples with children.
3,786 single-parent households (494 men, 3,292 women).

97.0% of residents of Bolivar speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $309,959,000 ($7,962 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,866,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,727,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,847,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $35,980,000
Federal grants: $116,612,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,100,000 ($978,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,692,000 ($217,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $872,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,403,000
Federal Government insurance: $87,513,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,453
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,161
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,255
Here -84 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bolivar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.7

Year house built in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • 02014 or later
  • 4472010 to 2013
  • 1,3452000 to 2009
  • 1,4551990 to 1999
  • 2,2861980 to 1989
  • 3,5011970 to 1979
  • 2,0781960 to 1969
  • 1,5161950 to 1959
  • 7081940 to 1949
  • 8941939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • 641 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 793 rooms
  • 6664 rooms
  • 1,3725 rooms
  • 1,8176 rooms
  • 1,2967 rooms
  • 6938 rooms
  • 7429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • 1281 room
  • 832 rooms
  • 6583 rooms
  • 1,5084 rooms
  • 1,6305 rooms
  • 9176 rooms
  • 4597 rooms
  • 968 rooms
  • 2949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • 57no bedroom
  • 551 bedroom
  • 7932 bedrooms
  • 4,3183 bedrooms
  • 1,2984 bedrooms
  • 2055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • 130no bedroom
  • 8001 bedroom
  • 1,9762 bedrooms
  • 2,2863 bedrooms
  • 4204 bedrooms
  • 1055+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bolivar County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bolivar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bolivar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 326no vehicle
  • 2,3411 vehicle
  • 2,6502 vehicles
  • 9073 vehicles
  • 2674 vehicles
  • 1745+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bolivar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bolivar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,154no vehicle
  • 2,9151 vehicle
  • 1,2022 vehicles
  • 4423 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.0% of Bolivar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Mississippi.

Bolivar County:

88.0%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 28,801
  • Other state: 4,176
  • Northeast: 118
  • Midwest: 1,290
  • South: 2,389
  • West: 342
Year householders moved into unit in Bolivar County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bolivar County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 313
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

4.1%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 93
Here:

3.5%
Mississippi:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bolivar County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,128,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,332,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,192,000
    Police Protection: $3,345,000
    General - Other: $2,819,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,096,000
    Health - Other: $1,058,000
    Central Staff Services: $797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Libraries: $668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Financial Administration: $329,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $152,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $94,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $636,000
    Other - Health - Other: $243,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Other - General - Other: $36,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $292,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,225,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,762,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $996,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $533,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    General Revenue - Other: $154,000
    Rents: $116,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,034,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $548,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $977,000
    Highways: $922,000
    General Local Government Support: $796,000
    Health and Hospitals: $530,000
    Public Welfare: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,358,000
    Other License: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,880,000

Bolivar County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,128,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,332,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,192,000
    Police Protection: $3,345,000
    General - Other: $2,819,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,096,000
    Health - Other: $1,058,000
    Central Staff Services: $797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Libraries: $668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Financial Administration: $329,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $152,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $94,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $636,000
    Other - Health - Other: $243,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Other - General - Other: $36,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $292,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,225,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,762,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $996,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $533,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    General Revenue - Other: $154,000
    Rents: $116,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,034,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $548,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $977,000
    Highways: $922,000
    General Local Government Support: $796,000
    Health and Hospitals: $530,000
    Public Welfare: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,358,000
    Other License: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,880,000

Bolivar County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,128,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,332,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,192,000
    Police Protection: $3,345,000
    General - Other: $2,819,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,096,000
    Health - Other: $1,058,000
    Central Staff Services: $797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Libraries: $668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Financial Administration: $329,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $152,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $94,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $636,000
    Other - Health - Other: $243,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Other - General - Other: $36,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $292,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,225,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,762,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $996,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $533,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    General Revenue - Other: $154,000
    Rents: $116,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,034,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $548,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $977,000
    Highways: $922,000
    General Local Government Support: $796,000
    Health and Hospitals: $530,000
    Public Welfare: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,358,000
    Other License: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,880,000

Bolivar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,128,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,332,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,192,000
    Police Protection: $3,345,000
    General - Other: $2,819,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,096,000
    Health - Other: $1,058,000
    Central Staff Services: $797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Libraries: $668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $656,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Financial Administration: $329,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $152,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $94,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $636,000
    Other - Health - Other: $243,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Other - General - Other: $36,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $292,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,225,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,762,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $996,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $533,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    General Revenue - Other: $154,000
    Rents: $116,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,034,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $548,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $977,000
    Highways: $922,000
    General Local Government Support: $796,000
    Health and Hospitals: $530,000
    Public Welfare: $43,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,358,000
    Other License: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,880,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,369
  • Number of aged recipients: 351
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,018
  • Number of recipients under 18: 658
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,998
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 713
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,283
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,483
Most common first names in Bolivar County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary42978.3 years
Willie42472.2 years
James40471.0 years
John31573.6 years
William23173.0 years
Robert23169.3 years
Annie15780.1 years
George15574.7 years
Henry13976.0 years
Frank12276.8 years
Most common last names in Bolivar County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams33972.9 years
Johnson30672.7 years
Jones29872.9 years
Smith28774.3 years
Brown22175.0 years
Jackson16574.2 years
Davis16577.1 years
Robinson13273.8 years
Moore12973.8 years
Harris12173.7 years
Businesses in Bolivar County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy3
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone2McDonald's3
Baskin-Robbins1Nike8
Burger King2Payless2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Popeyes2
Church's Chicken2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx4Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway3
Ford1T-Mobile3
GNC1Taco Bell2
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart2
Kroger2Wendy's2