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Bolivar, Ohio
Village
Canal Street in Bolivar in 2006
Canal Street in Bolivar in 2006
Location of Bolivar, Ohio
Location of Bolivar, Ohio
Location of Bolivar in Tuscarawas County
Location of Bolivar in Tuscarawas County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
Township Lawrence
Area
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 994
 • Estimate 
(2019)
970
 • Density 1,416.06/sq mi (546.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44612
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-07594
GNIS feature ID 1064463

Bolivar ( rhymes with Oliver) is a village in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 994 at the 2010 census. Bolivar is also home to Fort Laurens, the only American Revolutionary War-era fort in what is now Ohio.

History

Shingas, a Delaware Indian leader, established a village known as Shingas Town in the general vicinity of present Bolivar in 1752. In 1778, Fort Laurens was built in this same area.

Bolivar itself was platted in 1830 as part of the growth occasioned by the development of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The community was named after Simón Bolívar.

Geography

Bolivar is located at 40°39.0′N 81°27.3′W / 40.6500°N 81.4550°W / 40.6500; -81.4550 (40.6500, -81.4546), along the Tuscarawas River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), of which 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Bolivar is the northernmost municipality in Tuscarawas County, and is the only municipality in Tuscarawas County that has areas of Stark County that are farther south than it.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 309
1850 302 −2.3%
1860 372 23.2%
1870 413 11.0%
1880 564 36.6%
1890 675 19.7%
1910 567
1920 519 −8.5%
1930 506 −2.5%
1940 596 17.8%
1950 776 30.2%
1960 932 20.1%
1970 1,084 16.3%
1980 989 −8.8%
1990 914 −7.6%
2000 894 −2.2%
2010 994 11.2%
2019 (est.) 970 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 994 people, 380 households, and 257 families living in the village. The population density was 1,440.6 inhabitants per square mile (556.2/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 573.9 per square mile (221.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 380 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the village was 45.9 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

Bolivar is served by a branch of the Tuscarawas County Public Library.

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