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Bolivar, OH – a small village in  Tuscarawas County, Ohio, is a wonderful place to settle and explore all that Northeastern OH has to offer! If you are looking for a small village feel, with accessibility to Canton, Akron, New Philadelphia and Columbus…Bolivar is perfect for you!

Things to See in Bolivar

The O&E Canal Path – the towpath worn by the hooves of mules and horses along the canal has been rejuvenated as a walking/biking path, thanks to the efforts of the Bolivar community, the Ohio & Erie Canalway, and many generous benefactors and volunteers. The O&E Canal Towpath will stretch from Cleveland to New Philadelphia when it is totally complete.

Lifestyle + Attractions

One of only two incorporated villages in Lawrence Township, Bolivar is a quaint, rural village in Tuscarawas County. The community is rich in history, boasts an excellent school system, and is a wonderful place to call home. The Tuscarawas River winds alongside the eastern boundary of Bolivar, and winds through the northern and western land surrounding the village. I-77 runs through Bolivar, putting neighboring cities and communities, and the attractions therein, within reach. To the north, Canton is located approximately 12 miles away, and Akron is approximately 35 miles away. Nearby communities include the village of Zoar, Strasburg, East Sparta, Mineral City, Navarre, Beach City and Magnolia.

Bolivar residents may access the many employment opportunities in Tuscarawas County and Stark County, which is home to major corporations including Eleet Cryogenics Inc , Harris Battery, Timken CompanyDiebold Nixdorf, the Kenan Advantage Group, and more. Situated on the southern tip of Bolivar, Fort Laurens is the historic site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort, and now hosts a museum telling the story of the fort dating back to 1778. Just across the river near Fort Laurens lies Zoar Golf Course and  Wilkshire Golf Course    while Bolivar is primarily residential, there are a handful of restaurants and shops scattered throughout the community.


The majority of students in Bolivar attend schools within Tuscarawas Valley Local School District, which operates Bolivar Elementary School, Tuscarawas Valley Middle School, and Tuscarawas Valley High School. Additionally, Bolivar residents may attend private schools throughout the region. While there are no institutions of higher learning in Bolivar, there are a variety of colleges and universities in nearby Canton, Akron and other communities.

Tuscarawas County Demographic Information

2010 to 2019 Change down 0.6%
2010 Count 92,582
2019 Estimate 91,987
2010 Estimate 92,585
2010 to 2018 Change down 0.4%
2018 Estimate 92,176
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 4 6.2%
5 to 17 23.0%
18 to 64 51.2%
65 and Older 19.6%
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Place of Birth
Foreign 1.7%
US 98.3%
High School Graduate, Age 25+ 85.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 15.8%
Computer and Internet use
Households with a computer 82.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription 73.0%
English is Second Language, Age 5+ 6.9%
English is First Language, Age 5+ 93.1%
Veterans 6,459
Per Capita Income $26,034
Median Household Income $51,170
People in Poverty 12.3%
Average Work Commute Time 23 minutes
Total Housing Units 40,234
Households 36,817
Average Household Size 2.48
Owner-Occupied 70.5%
Multi-Family 14.1%
Owner-Occupied Median Value $121,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage $1,093
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage $407
Median gross rent $756
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2018 66
Years at Residence
1 Year or More 86.9%
Less Than 1 Year 13.1%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments 2,152
Private non-farm Employment 29,620
Private non-farm Employment Growth down 4.8%
Nonemployer Establishments 6,127
Number of Firms 6,827
Business Production
Value of Shipments $2,276,097,000
Wholesale Trade $321,268,000
Retail Trade $1,180,250,000
Retail Sales Per Capita $12,774
Accommodation and Food Services $112,079,000
Land Area 567.64 sq. miles
Population Per Square Mile 164