Bolivar, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolivar, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bolivar had a population of 442 as of July 1, 2018. Bolivar ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolivar is located at latitude 40.395 and longitude -79.1521 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bolivar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The Borough of Bolivar (GNIS ID: 1215694) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2018.

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Bolivar, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 442
Population in Households 440
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 2,592
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $43,182
Average Household Income $55,666
Per Capita Income $23,064


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Average Home Value $172,139


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 127
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 -0.61% -0.46%
Households -0.52% -0.44%
Families -0.28% -0.48%
Median Household Income   6.04%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

Bolivar, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1371 22nd
Population Density # 519 71st
Diversity Index # 1613 9th
Median Household Income # 1346 24th
Per Capita Income # 1362 23rd

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