Bolivia, NC

Bolivia, situated in Brunswick County, is a small town made up of less than 1 square mile...

2018 Best Guide to Bolivia, NC

May 27, 2018

The town, named after the South American country "Bolivia", is a part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

In 1960, National Airlines Flight 2511 crashed and burst above the town due to an explosion of dynamite. Suspected suicide bombing is believed to have caused the crash. The Town of Bolivia was incorporated in 1911.


The median resident age in Bolivia is 27 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Bolivia is about $71,000 (2013) which is $84,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $950 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Bolivia is 89% White, 8% Black, and 3% Two or more races. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 39% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are widowed, 7% separated, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

Bolivia belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, is part of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County has a population of 108,000 and the town Bolivia, with a population of 1,000, is the county seat.

In 1764, the county was formed from parts of New Hanover and Bladen Counties.

Brunswick County borders Columbus, New Hanover, Horry (South Carolina), and Pender Counties.

Brunswick County is made up of 1050 square miles. 847 of which is land with the remaining 203 as water.


The Population of Bolivia, NC is about 150.


The elevation of Bolivia, NC is 43 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Bolivia, NC is 28422.

Area Code

The area code for Bolivia, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Bolivia and Brunswick County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 5%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Bolivia is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, manufacturing, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Brunswick Beacon, The State Port Pilot, and Star News Media are the primary newspapers that cover the Brunswick County area.