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0.81% growth
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Median Household Income
2.45% growth
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2.09% growth
Median Property Value
4.95% growth

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The economy of Bolivar, MO employs 4,832 people. The economy of Bolivar, MO is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.09; 2.07; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bolivar, MO are Educational Services (932), Healthcare & Social Assistance (881), and Retail trade (711), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($31,136), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($26,131), and Educational Services ($20,357).

Median household income in Bolivar, MO is $38,494. Males in Bolivar, MO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,526. The income inequality of Bolivar, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bolivar, MO. In Polk County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,769. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Bolivar, MO is from the county of Polk County, MO.

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Bolivar, MO is home to a population of 10,592 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bolivar, MO is composed of 9,726 White residents (91.8%), 368 Hispanic residents (3.47%), 193 Two+ residents (1.82%), 186 Black residents (1.76%), and 107 Native residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Bolivar, MO are Spanish (162 speakers), Other West Germanic (55 speakers), and Chinese (34 speakers), but compared to other places, Bolivar, MO has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (55 speakers), German (12 speakers), and Chinese (34 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bolivar, MO awarded 850 degrees. The student population of Bolivar, MO is skewed towards females, with 259 male students and 591 female students. Most students in Bolivar, MO are White (645 and 75.9%), followed by Unknown (135 and 15.9%), Asian (19 and 2.24%), and Black or African American (17 and 2%). The largest universities in Bolivar, MO by number of graduates are Southwest Baptist University (850 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bolivar, MO are Registered Nursing (79 and 9.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (40 and 4.71%), and General Psychology (24 and 2.82%). The median tuition costs in Bolivar, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $21,600 and $21,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bolivar, MO is $114,400, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $109,000 to $114,400, a 4.95% increase. The homeownership rate of Bolivar, MO is 42.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bolivar, MO have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bolivar, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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