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Community Profile

Welcome to the City of Bolivar.

Bolivar & Polk County Missouri At A Glance Updated June 2012

GENERAL

Climate

  • Temperature
    (normal average daily):
  • Annual average rainfall:
  • Average snowfall:
  • Elevation:
  • January – 40°F
    July – 80°F
  • 45 inches
  • 15.7 inches
  • 1092′ MSL
    (mean sea level)

Average Wage Hourly/Annually

  • Polk County Hourly:
  • Polk County Annually:
  • $14.46 (2011)
  • $30,080 (2011)

Cost of Living Index

  • City of Bolivar:
  • 89.579% (2nd Qtr 2012)

Cost of Housing in Polk County (2010)

  • Average Value of Housing:
  • Average Gross Monthly Rent:
  • $106,774 (2010)
  • $573 (2010)

Bolivar New Housing Starts in 2011

  • Single dwellings:
  • Duplexes:
  • Multi-unit apartments
  • Total new housing:
  • 41
  • 0
  • 0
  • 41

Building Permits in 2011 (Bolivar)

  • Commercial -New/Renovation:
  • Residential -New/Renovation:
  • Total cost of commercial permits:
  • Total cost of residential permits:
  • 30
  • 40
  • $10,958,902
  • $4,816,200

TRANSPORTATION

Land

  • Interstate:
  • 4-lane highways:
  • Other highways:
  • I-44
  • MO 13
  • MO 32, MO 83
  • 26 miles south of Bolivar, MO 4-lane Highway 13 intersects I-44
  • 22 miles north of Bolivar, MO 4-lane Highway 13 intersects US 54
  • Motor Freight Carriers
  • 5
  • Bolivar Express, Consolidated Freightways, Land Air Express, Hermitage Express and Mid-States Express

Metro Area Distances

Nearest Cities
Kansas City
St. Louis
Memphis
Dallas
Chicago
Denver
Tulsa
Driving Distance (miles)
140
250
315
460
545
800
220
Days by Truck
1
1
1
1
2
2
1

Rail

  • No local rail
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe RR services Springfield MO, 30 miles south of Bolivar

Air

  • Bolivar Municipal Airport (Top 10 Airports in State of Missouri)
  • 4 miles east of Bolivar
  • 4000-foot runway
  • Full service, fixed base operation
  • Fuel service and aircraft maintenance
  • Charter service
  • Pilot supplies, food
  • Permanent hangers:
  • 46 single engine hangars
  • 6 twin engine hangars
  • 3 corporate jet hangars
  • Runway amenities:
  • Precision approach path indicator lights on
    runways 18-36
  • Pilot-controlled lights
  • Runway end identifying lights
  • Instrument approaches on both ends of runway
  • Commercial airport:
  • Springfield-Branson Regional Airport
  • 7000-foot hard surface runway
  • Provides commercial air transportation
  • 30 miles south of Bolivar

Public Transportation

  • Local taxi service
  • O.A.T.S. – Local/area transportation

GOVERNMENT

Legislative Districts

  • 28th Missouri Senate District
  • 133rd Missouri House District
  • 7th United States Congressional District

Local Government

  • Type of government:
  • Mayor / Council / City Administrator
  • Comprehensive city plan:
  • Year plan completed:
  • City zoning ordinance:
  • County zoning ordinance:
  • Yes
  • 2010
  • Yes
  • No
  • Fire Department:
  • 20 paid volunteers
  • Full-time chief, asst. chief & 2 firefighters
  • Police Department:
  • 20 full-time policemen
  • National CALEA accreditation
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • 21 full-time deputies
  • County jail facility
  • 911 Central Dispatch
  • Located in Bolivar
  • Dispatches for Polk county

EDUCATION

Public Schools

Type/Grade Admins. Teachers Enroll.

Preschool (Pre-K)

3 80
Primary (K-2) 2 49 645
Intermediate (3-5) 2 42 548
Middle (6-8) 2 49 645
Secondary (9-12) 3 50 750
Exceptional/Handicapped 2 10 57
Team & Group Home 8 31
Parents As Teachers 3
Administration 4
Alternative School 0 3 24

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Citizens Memorial Hospital
  • Full service health care system
  • 1,900
Wal-Mart SuperCenter
  • Retailer
  • 360
Bolivar R-I Schools
  • Grades K-12, Public education
  • 340
Southwest Baptist University
  • 4-year liberal arts university
  • 320
Woods Super Market
  • Grocery store
  • 183
Duck Creek Technologies
  • Software development
  • 250
Polk County
  • Government offices
  • 82
City of Bolivar
  • Government offices
  • 101
Southwest Electric Cooperative
  • REA electric service
  • 77
McDonald’s
  • Fast-food restaurant
  • 72
Bank of Bolivar
  • Financial services
  • 73
Bolivar Family Care Center
  • Medical office
  • 49
Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Pontiac
  • New and used car sales
  • 36
Windstream Communications
  • Telephone, satellite and cable TV & Internet service
  • 23
Sonic Drive-In
  • Fast-food restaurant
  • 38
Mid-Missouri Bank
  • Financial services
  • 23
Bolivar Farmers Exchange
  • Feed and agricultural supplies
  • 31
Silo Ridge Golf & Country Club
  • 18-hole golf course & restaurant
  • 30
Bill Grant Ford-Mercury
  • New and used car sales
  • 24
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling
  • Coke product distributor
  • 25
Empire District Electric Company
  • City electric service
  • 22
Commerce Bank
  • Financial services
  • 17

LABOR

  • 2009 annual averages

Workforce

  • Civilian labor force:
  • Employment:
  • Manufacturing employment:
  • Weekly average wage:
  • Nonmanufacturing employment:
  • Weekly average wage:
  • 14,163
  • 12,968
  • 358
  • $489
  • 5,098
  • $480

Unemployment

  • Number unemployed:
  • Unemployment rate:
  • 1,195
  • 8.4%
  • *Source: MO Dept. of Economic Development

AGRICULTURE

  • University of MO Outreach
    and Extension Office
  • 417-326-4916

Polk County

  • 1st in Hay Production with 90,970 acres
  • 2nd in Forage Production with 91,702 acres
  • 9th in Horses & Ponies with 2,736 head
  • 1st in Cattle & Calves with 109,365 head
  • 9th in Turkeys with 353,954 head
  • Total value of agricultural products sold $80,433,000
  • Total value of livestock, poultry and their products $74,379,000

POPULATION

Loc.
City:

County:

2010
10,325

33,500

2002
9,455

27,710

2000
9,142

26,992

1990
6,845

21,826

1980
5,919

18,822

TAXES

Property Taxes

(per $100 assessed value):
City (as of 1/1/99):
County:
School:
State:
Other:
Total:
$0.00
$0.32
$3.20
$0.03
$0.98
$4.53

Sales Tax

Park
Fire
City:
County:
911
State:
Total:
$.00250
$.00250
$.02000
$.01000
$.00375
$.04225
$.08100

EDUCATION

Public Schools

Type/Grade Admins. Teachers Enroll.

Preschool (Pre-K)

3 80
Primary (K-2) 2 49 645
Intermediate (3-5) 2 42 548
Middle (6-8) 2 49 645
Secondary (9-12) 3 50 750
Exceptional/Handicapped 2 10 57
Team & Group Home 8 31
Parents As Teachers 3
Administration 4
Alternative School 0 3 24

Private Schools

  • Word of God Fellowship
  • Classification: Private
  • 417-326-3409
Type Number Teachers Enroll.
K-12 1 5 25
Preschool-9 1 11 145

Area Vocational Schools

  • 417-777-7519
  • 417-752-3491
  • 417-777-5062

Area Colleges and Universities

  • Bolivar
  • Springfield
  • Springfield
  • Springfield
  • Springfield
  • *Enrollment: 3,669; NCAA Div. II; MIAA Conference

UTILITIES

Electricity

  • Empire District Electric Company
  • 1913 W. Broadway, Suite B, Bolivar MO 65613
  • 800-206-2300
  • Generator capacity:
  • Peak demand:
  • Summer (July 19, 2006)
  • Winter (Dec. 09, 2005)
  • Average prices:
  • Residential price
  • Commercial price
  • Industrial price
  • Total customers:
  • 1264 MW
  • 1159 MW
  • 1031 MW
  • .
  • .
  • $0.1074 PKW
  • $0.0955 PKW
  • Based on Demand
  • 162,420
  • Southwest Electric Cooperative
  • 1023 S. Springfield, Bolivar MO 65613
  • 417-326-5244
  • Avg. residential usage:
  • Total services:
  • 1000 KWH/mo. $94.65
  • 39,400

Water

  • City of Bolivar
  • 417-326-2489
  • 345 S. Main, Bolivar MO 65613
  • Rate schedule:
  • Min. $12.00/2000 gallons,
  • $2.50/1000 gallons up to 50,000 gallons
  • City water source:
  • Treatment:
  • Capacity of supply:
  • Present plant load:
  • Peak consumption:
  • Storage capacity:
  • 5 wells
  • Chlorination, fluoridation
  • 4.75 million gallons/day
  • 1.1 million gallons/day
  • 3.5 million gallons/day
  • 1,450,000 gallons
  • Bolivar’s water supply is approved by the Dept. of Natural Resources

Wastewater Sanitation

  • City of Bolivar
  • 417-326-2489
  • 345 S. Main, Bolivar MO 65613
  • Treatment:
  • Capacity of supply:
  • Present load of plant:
  • Rate schedule:
  • 2 oxidation ditches
  • 2.5 million gallons/day
  • 1.3 million gallons/day
  • $15.00 minimum/0-2000 gal., then $2.75/1000 gal.

OTHER FUEL DISTRIBUTORS

Fuel Oil

  • MFA Oil
  • 417-326-5808

LP Gas

  • Doke Propane
  • Amerigas
  • Priority Propane
  • 417-326-6111
  • 417-326-4305
  • 417-777-3090
  • Natural gas and coal fuel sources not available

INDUSTRIAL PARK/AVAILABLE BUILDINGS

Economic Development

  • City of Bolivar and Polk County
  • Contact: Tracy Slagle
  • 417-326-2489
  • Bolivar Industrial Development Authority
  • Contact: Matt Hovey
  • 417-326-2489
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Contact: Diana Leslie, Executive Director
  • 417-326-4118

Communications

  • Windstream Communications – 100% digital facilities, provides phone, cable, Internet and satellite services
  • Bolivar Herald-Free Press, twice-weekly publication
  • Local Life free monthly publication printed locally
  • KYOO AM 1200/FM 99.1 broadcasts from Bolivar
  • Television viewers receive five off-air channels; 282 channels available by cable TV and satellite
  • Internet service: 1 local company, Microcore; 1 regional provider, Windstream Communications
  • Post office classification: 1st Class, Level 20

RECREATION/CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swimming pools:
  • Public tennis courts:
  • Golf courses:
  • Public parks:
  • Fitness center:
  • 1 public/1 private
  • 10
  • 1 public/1 private
  • 6
  • 2
  • 5-plex movie theater
  • Community theater
  • Senior Citizens Center
  • YMCA prices services for: softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • Polk County Library
  • Skate Park
  • Bowling alley
  • 1 Country Club
  • 1 Art Museum
  • 1 Historical Museum
  • Community concert association
  • Frisco Highline Trail for walking/biking
  • Access to Stockton Lake/Pomme de Terre Lake

QUALITY OF LIFE

Hotels/Lodging

  • Number of motels:
  • Total number of rooms:
  • 3
  • 240

Banquets/Meeting Facilities

  • Number of conference centers:
  • Capacity of largest conf. center:
  • Facilities available for meetings:
  • 2
  • 300
  • 6
  • For additional information, contact:
  • Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 417-326-4118

Health Facilities

  • 911 Emergency Services
  • Citizens Memorial Hospital – accredited 76 bed acute care facility
  • Family Clinics
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Nursing Home
  • Senior Housing
  • Sports Medicine Center
  • Cardiac Care
  • Oncology Services
  • Hospice
  • Home Health Care
  • Dentists
  • Optometrists
  • Surgical Eye Care
  • Physicians
  • Women’s Center
  • Counseling Services

Financial Institutions

  • Number of banks:
  • Combined assets:
  • 6
  • $800+ million

Religious Institutions

  • Protestant:
  • Catholic:
  • Other:
  • 22
  • 1
  • 1

Information provided by the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce

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