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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bolivar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65613 ZIP code.
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.
22% of Bolivar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bolivar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.
Libraries in Bolivar include Polk County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bolivar include Bolivar Herald-Free Press
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bolivar political report.
The average commute time for Bolivar workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bolivar include Super 8.
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