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Population in 2012: 4,162 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 

Males: 2,037  (49.0%)
Females: 2,125  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66713.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,025 (it was $28,768 in 2000)
Baxter Springs:

$49,025
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,018

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,628 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Baxter Springs:

$73,628
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,724; Detached houses: $77,733; Mobile homes: $25,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $582.

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  • White alone - 3,809 (89.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 291 (6.8%)
  • Two or more races - 118 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Baxter Springs: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Baxter Springs, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Baxter Springs is mentioned 21 times on our forum:
Rural Kansas Decline  (56 replies)
The Future of Rural Kansas Towns  (28 replies)
Baxter Springs, KS  (20 replies)
Best small town in KS? Why?  (96 replies)
Segregation In Kansas  (16 replies)
Non-KC Area Kansans Perspectives  (38 replies)

Ancestries: United States (30.3%), English (15.1%), Irish (12.8%), German (11.9%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1868

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 3.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,329 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Baxter Springs:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Baxter Springs city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

40 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Baxter Springs, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Baxter Springs to the number of sex offenders is 277 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,040 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,058 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (72.8 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (90.9 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (314.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lowell, KS (1.6 miles ), Riverton, KS (2.0 miles ), Quapaw, OK (2.4 miles ), Picher, OK (2.5 miles ), Treece, KS (2.5 miles) , Galena, KS (2.6 miles ), Cardin, OK (2.7 miles) , Loma Linda, MO (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $32,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $32,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.02 N, Longitude: 94.73 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): First cowtown in Kansas

Area code: 620

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Crime rates in Baxter Springs by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.024.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4206102230
per 100,000 86.045.30.0137.623.40.048.148.470.30.0
Robberies 0210000000
per 100,000 0.045.322.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1117413577472
per 100,000 236.6384.791.7298.1116.9168.1168.496.8164.147.4
Burglaries 24352229193132202837
per 100,000 516.2792.0504.2665.0444.3744.5769.8484.0656.5877.6
Thefts 12012613410991107123366677
per 100,000 2581.22851.33071.32499.42128.22569.62958.9871.21547.51826.4
Auto thefts 1110971011104153
per 100,000 236.6226.3206.3160.5233.9264.2240.696.8351.771.2
Arson 2122311321
per 100,000 43.022.645.845.970.224.024.172.646.923.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 282.1323.1205.5338.3182.0264.9271.0138.3231.4153.9

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Crime rate in Baxter Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Kansas average:

2.68

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Baxter Springs, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+1.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Baxter Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 215% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Baxter Springs city center killed 15 people and injured 200 people and caused $45 million in damages.

On 4/24/1975, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baxter Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Byron Stewart - Television actor, Darrell C. Richardson - Writer, Joe Don Rooney - Guitarist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Baxter Springs:

  • BAXTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 10TH & WASHINGTON AVE)
  • QUAKER HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, 8675 SE 72ND TERRACE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Baxter Springs:

  • SPRING VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BAXTER SPGS, KS)
  • LEIGH MANOR, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PICHER, OK)
  • GALENA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Baxter Springs, KS

Airports located in Baxter Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Baxter Springs:

  • Missouri Southern State University (about 16 miles; Joplin, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 26 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 26 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 56 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • Rogers State University (about 70 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • Northeastern State University (about 78 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,171)
  • Drury University (about 82 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)

Public high school in Baxter Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Baxter Springs:

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Library in Baxter Springs:

  • JOHNSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $135,947; Location: 210 W. 10TH ST.; 28,074 books; 410 audio materials; 522 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Baxter Springs: Baxter Springs City Water Works (A), Farmers Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 2 (B), Baxter Center (C), Baxter Springs Police Department (D), Cherokee County Ambulance District 3 Headquarters (E), Johnston Public Library (F), Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum (G), Baxter Springs City Hall (H), Baxter Springs Community Center (I), Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce (J), Baxter Springs Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baxter Springs include: Trinity Worship Center (A), Bethel Community Church (B), Cana Tabernacle (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Fellowship Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Christian Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Baxter Springs Historical Museum (8th & East Avenue).

Hotels: Little Brick Inn (1101 Military Avenue), Baxter Inn (2451 Military Avenue).

 
Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone  Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.97
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.0317. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.4934
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 0.546. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.546
U.S.:

3.463
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 6.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.56
U.S.:

12.31

Drinking water stations with addresses in Baxter Springs and their reported violations in the past:

BAXTER SPRINGS, CITY OF (Population served: 4246, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2006), St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-2006), St BCA signed (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2005), St BCA signed (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2005), St BCA signed (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2005), St BCA signed (APR-11-2006)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-02-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-03-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-21-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-1999)
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.0%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Baxter Springs, KS

18 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Baxter Springs in 2000:

  • 28 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Baxter Springs compared to Kansas state average:

Baxter Springs, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Baxter Springs (2011 data):

  • American Bank of Baxter Springs: American Bank Of Baxter Springs at 1201 Military Avenue, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.3 mil, Deposits: $101.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Baxter State Bank: at 1401 Military Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/21: Bank assets: $29.6 mil, Deposits: $23.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Baxter Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Baxter Springs travel time to work - commute


Baxter Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Baxter Springs city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.21%
Here59.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents27.8%27.7%9.5%9.1%6.3%
Congregations7.7%15.4%3.8%7.7%13.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents6.2%4.0%2.3%2.0%5.1%
Congregations11.5%1.9%9.6%7.7%21.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Cherokee County:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$7,472$22,4160$0
Other Government Administration 4$9,576$28,7280$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,311$31,8660$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$30,403$30,4033$2,154
Police - Other 0$0 2$886
Firefighters 0$0 24$3,022
Streets and Highways 9$21,857$29,1430$0
Health 1$1,647$19,7640$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$609
Water Supply 3$7,811$31,2440$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,073$24,2920$0
Totals for Government 38$90,150$28,46830$6,671

Baxter Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $725,000 ($174.20)
    Police Protection: $515,000 ($123.74)
    Water Utilities: $509,000 ($122.30)
    Regular Highways: $432,000 ($103.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($41.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000 ($23.07)
    Sewerage: $88,000 ($21.14)
    Fire Protection: $85,000 ($20.42)
    Libraries: $58,000 ($13.94)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($4.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($2.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $207,000 ($49.74)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($12.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($10.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $472,000 ($113.41)

Baxter Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $542,000 ($130.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000 ($46.85)
    Sewerage: $185,000 ($44.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000 ($5.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $125,000 ($30.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $81,000 ($19.46)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $626,000 ($150.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $133,000 ($31.96)
    General Support: $81,000 ($19.46)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $611,000 ($146.80)
    Property: $459,000 ($110.28)
    Public Utilities: $202,000 ($48.53)
    NEC: $5,000 ($1.20)

Baxter Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $275,000 ($66.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $260,000 ($62.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($3.60)

Baxter Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,759,000 ($1143.44)

6.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, MO  1.71% ($23,280 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  1.31% ($31,615)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.59% ($26,721)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jasper County, MO  1.84% ($24,281 average AGI)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.83% ($26,590)
to Crawford County, KS  0.78% ($24,965)

Strongest AM radio stations in Baxter Springs:

  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KVIS (910 AM; 1 kW; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KQYX (1450 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Baxter Springs:

  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KGLC (100.9 FM; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNEO (91.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: SKY HIGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K207BT (89.3 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXMS (88.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Baxter Springs:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K64FW (Channel 64; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K04OV (Channel 4; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGCS-LP (Channel 57; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD OF REGENTS, MO. SOUTH. ST.COLLEGE)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Baxter Springs, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Baxter Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total costs: $1,935,000
Total average daily traffic: 32,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,063
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 49,022

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Baxter Springs, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Baxter Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 10th & Railroad (Lat: 37.019222 Lon: -94.844111), Type: Silo, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 53 m, Call Sign: WNIT869
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/1998, Expiration Date: 02/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2003, Certifier: Pat Collins
    Registrant: Commercial Radio Service, Inc, 201 W Katy St, Scammon, KS 66773
  • Tank-Just S Of Between Ottawa & Wyandotte Ave (Lat: 37.023167 Lon: -94.742694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 23.8 m, Call Sign: WPVM631
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2012, Expiration Date: 07/16/2022, Certifier: Bob Kirby
    Registrant: Apco Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 71212 Cec, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • 335 West 10th St (Lat: 37.025833 Lon: -94.738250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQMD427
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2010, Expiration Date: 07/06/2020, Certifier: Ron Noble
    Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 905 Ottawa (Lat: 37.027278 Lon: -94.734667), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WNEJ795
    Assigned Frequencies: 2139.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/29/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2011
    Registrant: Empire District Electric Company, 720 S. Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, Phone: (417) 625-4223, Fax: (417) 625-5175, Email:
  • STATE COLLEGE, 11601 Se 110th Street (Lat: 37.005111 Lon: -94.629361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 110.6 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WPSH228
    Assigned Frequencies: 10583.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2001, Expiration Date: 04/24/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2008, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • BAXTER SPRINGS, 401 Bogey Lane (Lat: 37.006111 Lon: -94.732500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQDH494
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2005, Expiration Date: 08/29/2015, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • KC08RW103, 3020 Roberts Road (Lat: 37.006444 Lon: -94.733111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQRA850
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2013, Expiration Date: 04/05/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Baxter Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: ELY BOB STARDUSTER II SA300 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FORD CONVERSION (60 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 107UP , Serial Number: 107E-FRD, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Robert O Ely, 1835 Cherokee, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Aircraft: HARMENINGS HIGH FLYERS DELUXE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 124ZX , Serial Number: 006098, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Robert W Hessee, 2445 Kings Court Rd, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Aircraft: FUSSELL CLIFTON SKYBOLT-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 174Q , Serial Number: 39CF, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 11679 Se 20th St, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Aircraft: WESTON FREDDIE MACK BD 4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 296MW , Serial Number: 296
    Registrant (Individual): Freddie Mack Weston, 8685 Se Prairie Rd, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81037 , Serial Number: 10327, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Don May, 8526 Se 70th Ter, Baxter Springs, KS 66713


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 199
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Baxter Springs


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Baxter Springs, KS

Most common first names in Baxter Springs, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6880.9 years
John6471.7 years
James5772.5 years
William5675.8 years
Charles4277.3 years
Robert3566.9 years
George2879.4 years
Ruth2480.1 years
Margaret2274.5 years
Mildred2278.1 years
Most common last names in Baxter Springs, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3377.5 years
Williams2174.7 years
Jones2084.1 years
Davis1977.4 years
Clark1770.2 years
Wilson1675.2 years
Brown1674.9 years
Miller1571.0 years
Johnson1482.0 years
Adams1375.5 years
Businesses in Baxter Springs, KS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

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