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Bolivar is a township in Benton County, in the Lafayette metro area.
The latitude of Bolivar is 40.526N. The longitude is -87.165W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 699 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,310.
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33% of Bolivar residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $17,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $459. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $765.
Benton 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 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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