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Baxter County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 41,265 (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: 74 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Baxter County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.2%), Retail trade (20.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.0%), Information (13.3%), Educational, health and social services (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Baxter County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 20,012  (48.5%)
Females: 21,253  (51.5%)
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Baxter County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Baxter County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,913 ($29,106 in 1999)

This county:

$39,913
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $501 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $628)
This county:

$501
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $132,330 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Baxter:

$132,330
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,906 - $202,605
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $911
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $773 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $658 (0.5%)

Baxter County household income distribution in 2009 Baxter County home values distribution Baxter County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.7%
Baxter County:

12.7%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.4% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.4% for American Indian residents, 2.3% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 52.2 years old
(Males: 50.5 years old, Females: 53.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.6 years old, Black residents: 27.5 years old, American Indian residents: 36.6 years old, Asian residents: 61.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.9 years old, Other race residents: 24.6 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:

5.2%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 911
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 961 (73.0% naturalized citizens)

Baxter County:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 204
  • 2000 to 2009: 39
  • 1990 to 1999: 124
  • 1980 to 1989: 94
  • 1970 to 1979: 75
  • Before 1970: 396
Note: State values scaled to Baxter County population

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: 16,591
  • One, attached: 502
  • Two: 518
  • 3 or 4: 602
  • 5 to 9: 434
  • 10 to 19: 200
  • 20 to 49: 298
  • 50 or more: 152
  • Mobile homes: 3,385
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Baxter County with a mortgage: 6,549 (61 second mortgage, 294 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,885

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baxter County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (17%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baxter County (%):

  • American (19%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • European (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Baxter County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,755 (84.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,495 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 45 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 66 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 417 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 443 (2.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $41,326.

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.47% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($11,007 average AGI)
3.73% relocated from other states ($22,012 average AGI)
Baxter County:

3.73%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, AR  0.76% ($23,522 average AGI)
from Fulton County, AR  0.24% ($18,167)
from Ozark County, MO  0.18% ($30,769)
from Izard County, AR  0.17% ($25,560)
from Craighead County, AR  0.15% ($39,870)
from Greene County, MO  0.12% ($10,778)
from Cook County, IL  0.11% ($40,176)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.40% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($12,140 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($16,239 average AGI)
Baxter County:

3.29%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, AR  0.75% ($22,559 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.24% ($40,222)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.18% ($33,111)
to Fulton County, AR  0.13% ($19,842)
to Boone County, AR  0.12% ($16,882)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.10% ($19,533)
to Greene County, MO  0.10% ($24,600)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 41,265
  • In family households: 33,312 (6,538 male householders, 5,139 female householders)
    9,674 spouses, 8,741 children (8,031 natural, 214 adopted, 494 stepchildren), 873 grandchildren, 357 brothers or sisters, 447 parents, 631 other relatives, 767 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,448 (2,507 male householders (2,067 living alone)), 3,869 female householders (3,506 living alone)), 1,072 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 509

Size of family households: 7,530 2-persons, 2,006 3-persons, 1,169 4-persons, 634 5-persons, 266 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,576 1-person, 752 2-persons, 65 3-persons.

4,406 married couples with children.
1,816 single-parent households (499 men, 1,317 women).

98.4% of residents of Baxter speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 83% 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:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 86
  • 2010 to 2013: 675
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,582
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,339
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,186
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,805
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,936
  • 1950 to 1959: 682
  • 1940 to 1949: 383
  • 1939 or earlier: 802
Note: State values scaled to Baxter population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baxter County population
  • 1 room: 127
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 422
  • 4 rooms: 1,796
  • 5 rooms: 3,348
  • 6 rooms: 3,012
  • 7 rooms: 1,940
  • 8 rooms: 1,057
  • 9+ rooms: 1,600
  • 1 room: 114
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 636
  • 4 rooms: 1,364
  • 5 rooms: 1,287
  • 6 rooms: 487
  • 7 rooms: 311
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baxter County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baxter County population
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 371
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,191
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,941
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,389
  • 5+ bedrooms: 332
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 664
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,200
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,345
  • 4 bedrooms: 205
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Baxter County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baxter County population
  • no vehicle: 253
  • 1 vehicle: 3,946
  • 2 vehicles: 6,141
  • 3 vehicles: 2,107
  • 4 vehicles: 643
  • 5+ vehicles: 228
  • no vehicle: 529
  • 1 vehicle: 2,165
  • 2 vehicles: 1,565
  • 3 vehicles: 307
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

83% of Baxter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Arkansas.

Baxter County:

82.5%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 15,159
  • Other state: 25,129
  • Northeast: 1,704
  • Midwest: 14,636
  • South: 4,922
  • West: 3,648

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baxter County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (53.7%)
  • Utility gas (27.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (7.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (49.7%)
  • Utility gas (36.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Wood (4.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 345
Here:

10.6%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 146
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 116
Here:

9.3%
Arkansas:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Baxter County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,251,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,392,000
    Police Protection: $2,034,000
    Financial Administration: $882,000
    General - Other: $829,000
    Central Staff Services: $641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $540,000
    Libraries: $521,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $338,000
    Local Fire Protection: $163,000
    Health - Other: $71,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Air Transportation: $35,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,149,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,369,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $586,000
    Regular Highways: $287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $134,000
    Police Protection: $113,000
    Air Transportation: $48,000
    Central Staff Services: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,120,000

Baxter County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $944,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $799,000
    General Local Government Support: $128,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $94,000
    General Local Government Support: $25,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,091,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,050,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $773,000
    Rents: $618,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,212,000
    All Other: $1,036,000
    General Local Government Support: $730,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,508,000
    Property: $1,781,000

Baxter County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $82,890,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $81,255,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,522,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,402,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,635,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $258,000

Baxter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,439,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,255,000

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
Baxter County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baxter County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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"