Baxter Springs, Kansas

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 3,958 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 1,974  (49.9%)
Females: 1,984  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66713.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,955 (it was $28,768 in 2000)
Baxter Springs:

$39,955
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,271 (it was $13,789 in 2000)

Baxter Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,079 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Baxter Springs:

$94,079
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $89,303; detached houses: $91,105; mobile homes: $30,915

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Baxter Springs: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Baxter Springs, KS (2010)
    • 3,57584.4%White alone
    • 2616.2%American Indian alone
    • 2235.3%Two or more races
    • 721.7%Hispanic
    • 591.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 320.8%Black alone
    • 160.4%Asian alone

Races in Baxter Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Baxter Springs, Kansas as of January 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Baxter Springs is 156 to 1.


Crime rates in Baxter Springs by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(137.6)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.1)
2
(48.4)
3
(70.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(298.1)
5
(116.9)
7
(168.1)
7
(168.4)
4
(96.8)
7
(164.1)
2
(47.4)
5
(120.8)
13
(317.2)
11
(272.6)
8
(200.6)
7
(178.5)
8
(204.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(665.0)
19
(444.3)
31
(744.5)
32
(769.8)
20
(484.0)
28
(656.5)
37
(877.6)
27
(652.3)
25
(610.1)
23
(570.0)
28
(701.9)
13
(331.5)
23
(586.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
109
(2,499)
91
(2,128)
107
(2,570)
123
(2,959)
36
(871.2)
66
(1,547)
77
(1,826)
76
(1,836)
101
(2,465)
53
(1,314)
54
(1,354)
68
(1,734)
90
(2,297)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(160.5)
10
(233.9)
11
(264.2)
10
(240.6)
4
(96.8)
15
(351.7)
3
(71.2)
2
(48.3)
5
(122.0)
1
(24.8)
4
(100.3)
6
(153.0)
8
(204.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(45.9)
3
(70.2)
1
(24.0)
1
(24.1)
3
(72.6)
2
(46.9)
1
(23.7)
3
(72.5)
2
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)329.1177.0257.7263.7134.6225.1149.7147.1214.5163.8151.4155.8210.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Baxter Springs, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Kansas average:

2.20
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Baxter Springs, KS forum
Recent posts about Baxter Springs, Kansas on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Baxter Springs is mentioned 28 times on our forum:
KS Route 66 in a 56-Year Old 356: what are your Route 66 “must see” spots in Kansas?  (2 replies)
Do any parts of Kansas feel southern at all?  (94 replies)
Rural Kansas Decline  (63 replies)
The Future of Rural Kansas Towns  (28 replies)
Baxter Springs, KS  (20 replies)
Best small town in KS? Why?  (103 replies)

Latest news from Baxter Springs, KS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (34.9%), English (14.1%), German (9.0%), Irish (3.8%), Dutch (2.9%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1868

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 3.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,264 people per square mile   (low).

Baxter Springs, Kansas map

39 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,244 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $758 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.02 N, Longitude: 94.73 W

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

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Baxter Springs, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Baxter Springs, KS in 2017
Baxter Springs satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $30,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Baxter Springs, KS residents
Average permit cost in Baxter Springs, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in Baxter Springs, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Apparel (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Baxter Springs, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)

Average climate in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Baxter Springs, Kansas average temperatures Baxter Springs, Kansas average precipitation Baxter Springs, Kansas humidity Baxter Springs, Kansas wind speed Baxter Springs, Kansas snowfall Baxter Springs, Kansas sunshine Baxter Springs, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Baxter Springs, Kansas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.0242. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0242
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 0.546. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.546
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.37
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00920. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00920
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Baxter Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 112% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.6 miles away from Baxter Springs center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 190.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 263.6 miles away from Baxter Springs center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.9 miles away from Baxter Springs center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 287.0 miles away from Baxter Springs center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Baxter Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Baxter Springs:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • GALENA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, KS)
  • BARKER REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, KS)
  • EMERALD POINTE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GALENA, KS)
  • EASTWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COMMERCE, OK)

Airports located in Baxter Springs:

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

  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 13 miles; Miami, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,075)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 16 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 26 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 26 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 56 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • John Brown University (about 59 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Rogers State University (about 70 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)

Public high school in Baxter Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Baxter Springs:

  • CENTRAL ELEM (Location: 1501 PARK AVE, Grades: 3-6)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Location: 801 LINCOLN, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Baxter Springs

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)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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).

Birthplace of: Byron Stewart - Television actor, Darrell C. Richardson - Writer, Joe Don Rooney - Guitarist.

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BAXTER SPRINGS, CITY OF (Population served: 4,162, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2008)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Baxter Springs:

Marital status in Baxter Springs, KS
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Baxter Springs:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Baxter Springs
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,73934
Catholic3,7004
Mainline Protestant2,46318
Other1353
Black Protestant251
None9,541-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cherokee County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.4%
Kansas:

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

15.1%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Baxter Springs:

46.4%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Baxter Springs:

28.7
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Baxter Springs:

22.4%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Baxter Springs:

11.0%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Baxter Springs:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Baxter Springs:

32.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Baxter Springs:

76.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Baxter Springs, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$28,184$30,7460$0
Water Supply 6$16,012$32,0240$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,710$32,9040$0
Police - Other 4$9,144$27,4320$0
Other and Unallocable 4$5,293$15,8793$3,809
Judicial and Legal 3$5,484$21,9360$0
Financial Administration 2$4,519$27,1141$784
Firefighters 1$2,787$33,4441$775
Other Government Administration 1$3,604$43,2480$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 37$88,737$28,7805$5,368

Baxter Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $947,000 ($239.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $862,000 ($217.79)
    Police Protection: $713,000 ($180.14)
    General - Other: $567,000 ($143.25)
    Regular Highways: $308,000 ($77.82)
    Sewerage: $277,000 ($69.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $217,000 ($54.83)
    Central Staff Services: $197,000 ($49.77)
    Libraries: $110,000 ($27.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000 ($25.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($16.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($14.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000 ($3.79)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($11.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($10.86)
    General Public Building: $38,000 ($9.60)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($3.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,312,000 ($331.48)

Baxter Springs government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $847,000 ($214.00)
    Sewerage: $427,000 ($107.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000 ($56.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($4.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($5.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $211,000 ($53.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $173,000 ($43.71)
    Interest Earnings: $64,000 ($16.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($5.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000 ($3.03)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $643,000 ($162.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($29.31)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Tax - Property: $1,011,000 ($255.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $571,000 ($144.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000 ($17.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($1.77)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.26)

Baxter Springs government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,093,000 ($781.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,750,000 ($694.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,607,000 ($406.01)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,356,000 ($342.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $343,000 ($86.66)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $251,000 ($63.42)

Baxter Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,021,000 ($510.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,356,000 ($342.60)

6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MO  1.55% ($30,685 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  1.02% ($33,849)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($43,889)
Businesses in Baxter Springs, KS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

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)
Baxter Springs fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Baxter Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 51.8mTotal length
  • $2,947,000Total costs
  • 38,887Total average daily traffic
  • 4,433Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,525Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Baxter Springs, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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:
  • Lat: 37.037056 Lon: -94.733083, Call Sign: WQTH207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Certifier: Dennis Burke, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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: 08/25/2015, Expiration Date: 08/29/2025, 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 Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • BAXTER COOP, 700 W 10th St (Lat: 37.026611 Lon: -94.743833), Type: Silo, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQYQ238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2016, Expiration Date: 12/06/2026, Certifier: Nathan Stooke, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • OKJ-BXT, 349 West 19th Street (Lat: 37.016000 Lon: -94.740806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WRCB343,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2018, Expiration Date: 08/15/2028, Certifier: Derrick Whitlock, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 88. The highest number of reported fires - 199 took place in 2006, and the least - 12 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Baxter Springs, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.5%), and Structure Fires (23.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Baxter Springs, KS
    • 97565.5%Outside Fires
    • 35523.8%Structure Fires
    • 1308.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 291.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Baxter Springs, KS
  • 75.9%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Baxter Springs, KS
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 37.3%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Baxter Springs compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jim Ferraro (4)
  • James Ferraro (1)
  • Michael Dave Shaw (1)
  • Kmt Waterjet Systems Inc. (1)
  • Jimmy L. Blaylock (1)
  • Thomas L. Kost (1)
  • Richard Kent Richardson (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2021.