19 reviews
  1. Town in Missouri
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Bolivar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    475
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    38
    37
  • Robbery
    38
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    912
    575
  • Theft
    3,839
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,156
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bolivar Reviews

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As I have been a resident of Bolivar my entire life, I have had different views on the area throughout my life. While at some points while growing up I wanted out of this town so badly I could taste it, but as I have grown older I realize what a special thing it is to live in this community. Bolivar is not a large city by any means which has allowed me to have contact and relationships with almost everyone in my graduating class. We are a close-knit community and rarely can you go somewhere without seeing someone you have a relationship with. This closeness, while some view it as irritating and overbearing, has allowed me to be influenced by so many people. I personally know many of the local business owners and have been given so many opportunities to flourish and thrive because of this. As a member of my girl scouts troupe we have done many outreach opportunities in our community which has allowed me to give back to the town that has inspired me so much! I have been shaped, tested, and molded by so many who make up this great town; it has given me a sense of community and diversity all at the same time.
I do feel very safe in our town however there have been issues, especially around the campus. There have been fueds between our local college and the young adults of the town but it has progressively gotten better and there have been many things changed.
It is a quaint town where people support the school and community activities. There is very little culture, though.