Bolivia, North Carolina

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Bolivia is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 148 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brunswick County, and is named after the South American nation of the same name.[3]

Bolivia is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bolivia is located at 34°4′9″N 78°8′52″W / 34.06917°N 78.14778°W / 34.06917; -78.14778 (34.069119, -78.147755).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 148 people, 58 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 224.7 people per square mile (86.6/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 116.9/sq mi (45.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White, 1.35% African American, 1.35% Native American, and 0.68% from two or more races.

There were 58 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,973. There were 7.3% of families and 13.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

National Airlines Flight 2511 blew up over Bolivia on January 6, 1960. The DC-6B was destroyed by a dynamite explosion in a suicide for life insurance plan by attorney Julian Frank.


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