Bolivar, New York

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Bolivar, New York

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High Points

Bolivar strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Bolivar Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Bolivar Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Bolivar, New York

Comparing Bolivar to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 3
Median Family Income 4 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 6 10
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bolivar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Allegany
Standard Zip Codes 14715
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.077
Longitude -78.168

Bolivar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 52 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Bolivar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,173 100%
Male 577 49.2%
Female 596 50.8%
Under 18 366 31.2%
18+ 807 68.8%
65+ 163 13.9%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3.27
White 1,156 98.6%
African-American 8 0.7%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Bolivar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,139
Growth -34
Growth % -2.9%

Bolivar Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 18.7%
Irish 16.6%
English 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 8.6%
Italian 8%
Dutch 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 4%
European 2.9%
French Canadian 2.4%
Swedish 2.3%
Slovak 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Czech 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bolivar, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alma (14715)
South Bolivar (14715)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bolivar 1,173 $36,442
Cuba 1,633 $34,879
Friendship 1,176 $31,442
Portville 1,024 $40,060
Richburg 448 $26,875
Wellsville 5,171 $36,345
Weston Mills 1,608 $40,978

Bolivar Public Libraries

Bolivar Free Library
Bolivar, New York
(716) 928-2015
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