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Baxter County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 41,456 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 38,386 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,604
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,724
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,597
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,420 (it was 3,455 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 554 sq. mi.

Water area: 32.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Baxter County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (30.4%), Retail trade (22.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%), Educational, health and social services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Baxter County, AR (2017)
    • 39,060101.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9222.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6901.8%Two or more races
    • 2040.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1770.5%Asian alone
    • 1470.4%Some other race alone
    • 730.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 120.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

52.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 20,101  (48.5%)
Females: 21,355  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Baxter County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,952 ($29,106 in 1999)
This county:

$41,952
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $531 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $637)
This county:

$531
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,898 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Baxter:

$134,898
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,509 - $206,193
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $904
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 421

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 426
  • Auto thefts: 30

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 370
  • Auto thefts: 32
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2005: 118 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2006: 126 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $163,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Baxter, AR residents
Average permit cost in Baxter, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $748 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $700 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Baxter, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Baxter, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Baxter, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
Baxter County:

11.4%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.3% for American Indian residents, 0.9% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 52.1 years old
(Males: 50.7 years old, Females: 53.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.6 years old, Black residents: 29.7 years old, American Indian residents: 39.8 years old, Asian residents: 58.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baxter County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $493 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mountain Home, Gassville, Midway, Cotter, Lakeview, Norfork, Salesville, Briarcliff, Big Flat.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baxter County: Buffalo Landing (A), McBee Landing (B), Wares Chapel (C), Oakland - Promise Land Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D), Oakland - Promise Land Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (E), Lazy Acres Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), Peel Volunteer Fire Department (G), Peel Volunteer Fire Department Substation (H), Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (I), Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Substation (J), Bruno Volunteer Fire Protection District (K), Lazy Acres Fire Protection District Station 2 (L), Lazy Acres Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Fairview Rural Volunteer Fire Department (N), Lazy Acres Fire Department (O), Pyatt Rural Fire and Defense Association (P), Pyatt Rural Volunteer Fire Department Substation (Q), Ralph - Caney Rural Fire Protection (R), Ralph - Caney Rural Fire Protection Unit (S), Rea Valley Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baxter County include: Welcome Ridge Church (A), Anderson Flat Church (B), Beckham Church (C), Hilltop Mission (D), Keesee Church (E), Locust Church (F), Rea Valley Baptist Church (G), Peel Missionary Baptist Church (H), Price Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Keesee Cemetery (1), Moccasin Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Elm Springs Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Dodd City Cemetery (6), Derryberry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Waltman Pond (A), Bull Shoals Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Noe Creek (A), Neilon Creek (B), Mountain Creek (C), Moccasin Creek (D), Mitchell Creek (E), Meeks Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Little Sugar Creek (H), Little North Fork White River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baxter County include: Oakland Public Use Area (1), Jones Point Wildlife Management Area (2), Ozark Isle Public Use Area (3), Rush Historic District (4), Ozard Isle Public Use Area (5), Highway 125 Public Use Area (6), Buck Creek Public Use Area (7), Buffalo River State Park (8), Bull Shoals Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Caldwell County, North Carolina , Grayson County, Virginia , Randolph County , Woodward County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Baxter, AR
County total employment by year in Baxter, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Baxter, AR

Current college students: 911
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 885 (70.6% naturalized citizens)

Baxter County:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1842010 or later
  • 392000 to 2009
  • 1161990 to 1999
  • 941980 to 1989
  • 751970 to 1979
  • 396Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.4%

Baxter County marital status for males Baxter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,985
  • One, attached: 390
  • Two: 419
  • 3 or 4: 556
  • 5 to 9: 423
  • 10 to 19: 241
  • 20 to 49: 335
  • 50 or more: 193
  • Mobile homes: 3,449
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Baxter County with a mortgage: 6,980 (89 second mortgage, 344 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,877

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baxter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,88474
Mainline Protestant2,5289
Catholic2,3591
Other8886
Black Protestant4992
None20,355-
Baxter County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Baxter County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Baxter County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 48
This county:

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Baxter County:

11.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Baxter County:

26.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Baxter County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,143
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $37.16
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,328
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,310
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.09%
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Baxter County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 1760876.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 88 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/5/2008, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 36 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baxter County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 122.7 miles away from Baxter County center
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 77.1 miles away from the county 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 141.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the county 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 167.1 miles away from Baxter County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1744: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1516: May 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 03, 2002 to December 04, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1450: January 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1450, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to March 04, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1162: March 02, 1997, FEMA Id: 1162, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Baxter County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Baxter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,430 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,401 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 54 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 368 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 588 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • Poland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baxter County


  • American (21%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Baxter County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 448 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 88 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Baxter County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 358 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,127.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($16,593 average AGI)
3.76% relocated from other states ($28,208 average AGI)
Baxter County:

3.76%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, AR  0.91% ($29,428 average AGI)
from Izard County, AR  0.30% ($33,000)
from Fulton County, AR  0.17% ($41,440)
from Craighead County, AR  0.17% ($39,760)
from Ozark County, MO  0.17% ($28,560)
from Washington County, AR  0.16% ($44,250)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.80% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($15,393 average AGI)
2.98% relocated to other states ($20,431 average AGI)
Baxter County:

2.98%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, AR  0.94% ($23,479 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.31% ($44,043)
to Izard County, AR  0.18% ($43,222)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.15% ($34,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Baxter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Baxter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Baxter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baxter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Baxter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baxter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baxter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baxter County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Baxter County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,848 (10,698 aged, 2,150 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,020 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Baxter County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (896)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (846)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (546)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (466)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (440)
  • Unspecified dementia (351)
  • Congestive heart failure (336)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (276)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (274)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (189)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 217.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 145.3
  • Other - 72.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,456
  • In family households: 33,390 (6,612 male householders, 5,330 female householders)
    9,805 spouses, 8,528 children (7,742 natural, 161 adopted, 626 stepchildren), 810 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 354 parents, 805 other relatives, 705 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,596 (2,698 male householders (2,220 living alone)), 3,835 female householders (3,402 living alone)), 1,066 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 481

Size of family households: 7,662 2-persons, 2,016 3-persons, 1,184 4-persons, 653 5-persons, 348 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,627 1-person, 838 2-persons, 84 3-persons.

4,449 married couples with children.
1,698 single-parent households (422 men, 1,276 women).

98.2% of residents of Baxter speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (11% speak English very well, 89% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $290,559,000 ($7,296 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,432,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $180,812,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $64,676,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $311,000
Federal grants: $30,959,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,680,000 ($2,253,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,120,000 ($2,531,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,530,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,898,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,594,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,752
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,430
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,690
Here:

+91 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Baxter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.82 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 4262014 or later
  • 5392010 to 2013
  • 4,6162000 to 2009
  • 4,6661990 to 1999
  • 3,2731980 to 1989
  • 5,9061970 to 1979
  • 1,8451960 to 1969
  • 6131950 to 1959
  • 2901940 to 1949
  • 6391939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 581 room
  • 1342 rooms
  • 4003 rooms
  • 1,7174 rooms
  • 3,4825 rooms
  • 3,1356 rooms
  • 2,0247 rooms
  • 1,1838 rooms
  • 1,7109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 831 room
  • 1132 rooms
  • 5803 rooms
  • 1,3394 rooms
  • 1,3185 rooms
  • 5886 rooms
  • 2847 rooms
  • 2348 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 66no bedroom
  • 3351 bedroom
  • 3,9982 bedrooms
  • 7,3283 bedrooms
  • 1,6564 bedrooms
  • 3225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 82no bedroom
  • 5971 bedroom
  • 2,0242 bedrooms
  • 1,6003 bedrooms
  • 2644 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 203no vehicle
  • 4,0711 vehicle
  • 6,1342 vehicles
  • 2,2463 vehicles
  • 9164 vehicles
  • 2715+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 522no vehicle
  • 2,2471 vehicle
  • 1,5392 vehicles
  • 2183 vehicles
  • 634 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.9% of Baxter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Arkansas.

Baxter County:

82.9%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,527
  • Other state: 25,143
  • Northeast: 1,731
  • Midwest: 14,642
  • South: 5,176
  • West: 3,542
Year householders moved into unit in Baxter County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baxter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.6%Electricity
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 195
Here:

6.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 99
Here:

7.7%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Baxter County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $782,000
    Air Transportation: $145,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $150,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,510,000
    Police Protection: $3,155,000
    Libraries: $1,213,000
    Financial Administration: $1,167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,099,000
    Local Fire Protection: $830,000
    General Public Buildings: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $719,000
    General - Other: $412,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
    Health - Other: $43,000
    Corrections - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $266,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
    Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,783,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,657,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,285,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,100,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,250,000
    General Revenue - Other: $786,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $722,000
    Sale of Property: $380,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $324,000
    General - Other: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,923,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,842,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Other: $250,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,466,000
    Property: $3,400,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $433,000

Baxter County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $782,000
    Air Transportation: $145,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $150,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,510,000
    Police Protection: $3,155,000
    Libraries: $1,213,000
    Financial Administration: $1,167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,099,000
    Local Fire Protection: $830,000
    General Public Buildings: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $719,000
    General - Other: $412,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
    Health - Other: $43,000
    Corrections - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $266,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
    Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,783,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,657,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,285,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,100,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,250,000
    General Revenue - Other: $786,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $722,000
    Sale of Property: $380,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $324,000
    General - Other: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,923,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,842,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Other: $250,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,466,000
    Property: $3,400,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $433,000

Baxter County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $782,000
    Air Transportation: $145,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $150,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,510,000
    Police Protection: $3,155,000
    Libraries: $1,213,000
    Financial Administration: $1,167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,099,000
    Local Fire Protection: $830,000
    General Public Buildings: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $719,000
    General - Other: $412,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
    Health - Other: $43,000
    Corrections - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $266,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
    Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,783,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,657,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,285,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,100,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,250,000
    General Revenue - Other: $786,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $722,000
    Sale of Property: $380,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $324,000
    General - Other: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,923,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,842,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Other: $250,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,466,000
    Property: $3,400,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $433,000

Baxter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $782,000
    Air Transportation: $145,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $150,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,510,000
    Police Protection: $3,155,000
    Libraries: $1,213,000
    Financial Administration: $1,167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,099,000
    Local Fire Protection: $830,000
    General Public Buildings: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $719,000
    General - Other: $412,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
    Health - Other: $43,000
    Corrections - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $266,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
    Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,783,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,657,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,285,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,100,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,250,000
    General Revenue - Other: $786,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $722,000
    Sale of Property: $380,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $324,000
    General - Other: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,923,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,842,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,968,000
    General Local Government Support: $775,000
    Other: $250,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,466,000
    Property: $3,400,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $433,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 923
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 848
  • Number of recipients under 18: 130
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 631
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 162
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 428
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 409
Most common first names in Baxter County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39677.2 years
William37676.6 years
Robert32973.8 years
James28972.1 years
Mary27678.7 years
Charles23776.0 years
George22677.8 years
Helen15780.4 years
Edward15276.6 years
Joseph13676.7 years
Most common last names in Baxter County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14276.9 years
Johnson12879.1 years
Miller9877.4 years
Anderson7978.3 years
Jones7376.4 years
Davis5974.9 years
Martin5775.2 years
Nelson5678.7 years
Williams5675.0 years
White5271.8 years
Businesses in Baxter County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block3Subway3
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul5
Jones New York2UPS10
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Baxter County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"