Bolivar, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Bolivar had a population of 990 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Bolivar, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 990
Population in Households 990
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,243
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $63,415
Average Home Value $74,045


Median Household Income $41,045
Average Household Income $54,401
Per Capita Income $21,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.89% -0.8%
Households -0.61% -0.64%
Families 0.3% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 834 30th
Population Density1 # 628 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1129 6th
Median Household Income # 1046 13th
Per Capita Income # 1073 10th

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