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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Bolivar is a town in Ohio with a population of 1,131. Bolivar is in Tuscarawas County. Living in Bolivar offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bolivar and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bolivar are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Bolivar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Bolivar

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,635
National
$55,322
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Bolivar Reviews

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This town is quaint, historical, and generally a good place to live. The people here, while it is a small town, do not seem to get too involved in each other's business. It is a very welcoming community. While there are not many things to do in the actual town, Bolivar is about a five minute drive from the historic Zoar village, which is absolutely beautiful in the spring and summer months. Bolivar also boasts Fort Laurens, a historical fort from the civil war, as well as a trail head for the towpath trail, which follows the Ohio Erie Canal. It is also an optimal 20 minute drive from more urban areas, such as New Philadelphia and Canton. Bolivar is a great mix between rural, small town life and suburban life.
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We are relatively new to Bolivar, but not the area. My husband ans myself grew up 10 minutes away. We love it! We are close to work, school, and shopping.
Bolivar's only attraction is Fort Laurens, which is definitely a place to go and there are some fun family things hosted there and of course the tow path. However, the real attraction is 2 minutes away in Zoar...its actually Zoar itself, a historical town first settled by Germans (or the Zoarites) They do some cool reenactments there and a few events a year like Christmas in Zoar and if you are anywhere near, you must stop by and take a tour! Most of the buildings are restored to their original designs and there are some buildings that are still used for the same purposes, like the Bakery.