B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$740
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,182
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Bolivar Reviews

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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.
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The local businesses in this area aren't very professional with their customers or their employers which can be nice for a small-town, "I know the owner" feel but not nice when you want specific things out of them. Also, there are not a lot of options around here for food or anything. We have one grocery store and a dollar general, two gas stations--too many fast food restaurant for a small town, and only a few restaurants and bars that all serve basically bar and grille food and not very good quality always. Also, not a lot of employment options for anyone in the area. In most cases, to get a job anywhere around here, you have to know the owner or management, you cannot just fill out the application.
We live in Ohio, we have bipolar weather, get over it! The only thing I tend to get angry about is that we flood like every 2 years. Hopefully, this year is not another flood year.