Bolivar Peninsula, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Bolivar Peninsula, Texas - Basic Facts

The Bolivar Peninsula Census Designated Place had a population of 2,786 as of July 1, 2018. Bolivar Peninsula ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolivar Peninsula is located at latitude 29.4898 and longitude -94.5685 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the Bolivar Peninsula Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.51 sq. miles and a water area of 5.64 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Bolivar Peninsula Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407877) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bolivar Peninsula Census Designated Place is located within Bolivar Peninsula Division of Galveston County.

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Bolivar Peninsula, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,786
Population in Households 2,781
Population in Familes 2,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 66
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $51,711
Average Household Income $65,710
Per Capita Income $29,932


Total Housing Units 2,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 958 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,705 (57.4%)
Median Home Value $202,632
Average Home Value $195,459


Total Households 1,266
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 757
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.74% 1.85%
Households 1.71% 1.83%
Families 1.47% 1.69%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Bolivar Peninsula, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolivar Peninsula to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 604 66th
Population Density # 1686 4th
Diversity Index # 956 45th
Median Household Income # 682 61st
Per Capita Income # 433 75th

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