Bolivar, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Bolivar had a population of 1,001 as of July 1, 2017. Bolivar ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolivar is located at latitude 42.0684 and longitude -78.1662 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bolivar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,594 feet.

The Village of Bolivar (GNIS ID: 2391555) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bolivar is located within Town of Bolivar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bolivar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bolivar, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,001
Daytime Population: Workers 232
Daytime Population: Residents 602
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 834
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,001
Population in Familes 807
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,256
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,678
Average Household Income $56,592
Per Capita Income $22,134


Total Housing Units 464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $67,724
Average Home Value $77,352


Total Households 406
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.62% -0.94%
Households -0.63% -0.95%
Families 0.1% -1.06%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Bolivar, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 828 31st
Population Density # 621 48th
Diversity Index # 1113 7th
Median Household Income # 1023 15th
Per Capita Income # 1069 11th

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