Bolivar County

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Bolivar County, Mississippi

200 Court St PO Box 698
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 846-5877
Fax: (662) 846-5880
www.co.bolivar.ms.us

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: For Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), Venezuelan leader of South American revolt against Spanish rule; known as "the Liberator" and "George Washington to South America."

Area (sq mi):: 905.76 (land 876.28; water 29.47) Population per square mile: 44.10
Population 2005: 38,641 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 -3.00% Population 2000: 40,633 (White 32.90%; Black or African American 65.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,088; median household $23,428; Population below poverty level: 33.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,048-$19,165
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cleveland County seat (12,897)

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