Bolivar County

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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    Possible land and water excursions are under consideration for the complex in Bolivar County, which borders the Mississippi River.
    "Cleveland and Bolivar County have so many cool spots," says Kelli Carr, director of tourism for the Cleveland/Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce.
    of Arkadelphia is paying for the $15.9 million-asset Bank of Bolivar County.
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    Speakes died at home in Cleveland, Miss., where he had lived the past several years, said Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown.
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    (24) The lists are rolls of males eighteen to fifty who were not yet in the army in October and November of the war's first year; one of these military censuses is from Bolivar County, on the Mississippi River, and the others are from Simpson and Winston counties, both of which are in central Mississippi and neither of which had a large population of slaves or produced much cotton.