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Baxter, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Baxter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jasper County at latitude 41.8261 and longitude -93.1516. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Baxter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Baxter, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Baxter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baxter: Dawson, Independence Center.

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Baxter, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,102
Population in Households 1,100
Population in Familes 920
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,686
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $82,562
Average Home Value $88,183
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,526
Average Household Income $63,785
Per Capita Income $25,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% 0.09%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families 0.47% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.15%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.

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, 2014 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 # 267 74th
Population Density1 # 55 95th
Diversity Index2 # 676 33rd
Median Household Income # 395 61st
Per Capita Income # 551 45th

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