Baxter, Iowa

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Baxter is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,052 at the 2000 census.



Baxter is located at 41°49′28″N 93°9′3″W / 41.82444°N 93.15083°W / 41.82444; -93.15083 (41.824492, -93.150857)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,052 people, 438 households, and 288 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,607.2 people per square mile (624.9/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 695.1/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White, 0.76% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.10% from two or more races.

There were 438 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,912, and the median income for a family was $42,411. Males had a median income of $31,150 versus $23,274 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,749. About 6.3% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.


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