Baxter, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Baxter, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Baxter had a population of 1,104 as of July 1, 2015. Baxter ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baxter is located at latitude 41.8252 and longitude -93.1525 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baxter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Baxter (GNIS ID: 2394087) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baxter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baxter: Dawson, Independence Center.

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Baxter, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,104
Population in Households 1,102
Population in Familes 921
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,689
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $87,075
Average Home Value $93,952
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,707
Average Household Income $62,208
Per Capita Income $24,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.0%
Households 0.04% -0.05%
Families 0.38% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Baxter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baxter to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 266 74th
Population Density1 # 56 95th
Diversity Index2 # 529 48th
Median Household Income # 490 52nd
Per Capita Income # 638 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.