Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

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Bolivar Peninsula is a census-designated place (CDP) in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,853 at the 2000 census.



On April 23, 1991 the community, and other areas of Galveston County, received an enhanced 9-1-1 system which routes calls to proper dispatchers and allows dispatchers to automatically view the address of the caller.[3]


It forms a narrow strip of land in Galveston County, Texas, separating the eastern part of Galveston Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The peninsula's width ranges from half a mile down to a quarter-mile near the unincorporated community of Gilchrist, where the peninsula is divided by Rollover Pass.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 46.7 square miles (120.9 km²), of which, 45.2 square miles (117.0 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (3.17%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,853 people, 1,801 households, and 1,138 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 85.3 people per square mile (32.9/km²). There were 5,425 housing units at an average density of 120.0/sq mi (46.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.69% White, 0.47% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 2.80% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population.

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