Bolivar, Pennsylvania

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Bolivar is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 501 at the 2000 census.


Bolivar is located at 40°23′41″N 79°9′6″W / 40.39472°N 79.15167°W / 40.39472; -79.15167 (40.394788, -79.151616)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is land and 5.26% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 501 people, 200 households, and 148 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,749.9 people per square mile (1,074.7/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 1,207.6/sq mi (471.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.81% White, 0.40% African American, 3.19% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 200 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the borough the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,268, and the median income for a family was $35,682. Males had a median income of $25,341 versus $13,438 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,551. About 4.2% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


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