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Overview

Introduction to Bolivar, Tennessee

Bolivar, Tennessee, in Hardeman county, is 26 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee and 60 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee.

Bolivar History

Bolivar is the county seat of Hardeman County. The area was named in honor of Simon Bolivar, who was a revolutionary leader from South America. Early settlers came to Hardeman County in 1819 and 1820. Bolivar became the county seat of Hardeman County in 1825.

Bolivar and nearby Attractions

  • Alex Haley Home and Museum
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Ames Plantation
  • Big Hill Pond State Park

Things To Do In Bolivar

Hardeman County Golf and Country Club and the Deer Creek Golf Club are the popular local golf courses . Churches in the area include Bolivar Methodist Church, Springfield Baptist Church and the Bolivar Church of Christ. The Big Hill Pond State Park and the Shiloh National Military Park offer facilities for recreation. The Hardeman County Forest Festival, held every September, and the Hardeman County Fair, held every August, are the local annual celebrations.

Bolivar Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Bolivar Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Jackson State Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College and Union University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,037
Male Share of the Population42.6%
Female Share of the Population57.4%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+1,630
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married35.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,716
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,634

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,708
% Above Poverty Level71%
% Below Poverty Level29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$97,000

Ancestry

African27.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26%
English2.9%
Irish2.1%
German2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.4%
Italian0.8%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Bolivar Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardeman County
Standard Zip Codes38008
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.26
Approximate Longitude-88.99

Bolivar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOLIVAR WATERWORKS
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationSELMER
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57.4 inches
StationJACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hickory Valley99$62,917
Hornsby311$48,036
Medon173$43,750
Middleton624$43,125
Toone390$40,500
Whiteville4,548$35,238

Bolivar Public Libraries

Bolivar Hardeman County Library
213 NORTH WASINGTON ST.
Bolivar, Tennessee
(731) 658-3436

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Bolivar Hospitals

Bolivar General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
650 Nuckolls Road
(731) 658-3100

Bolivar Public Schools

Bolivar Elementary
445 Nuckolls Rd
ZIP: 38008
(731) 658-3981
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Bolivar Middle School
915 Pruitt St
ZIP: 38008
(731) 658-3656
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Central High School
313 Harris St
ZIP: 38008
(731) 658-3151
High
Total Enrollment 820

Bolivar Private Schools

Bolivar Christian Academy
309 Edgewood St
ZIP: 38008
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
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