Baxter, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 8,364 (77% urban, 23% rural).
Population change since 2000: +50.6%
Males: 4,128  (49.4%)
Females: 4,236  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56401, 56425.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,239 (it was $52,289 in 2000)
Baxter:

$76,239
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,899 (it was $19,772 in 2000)

Baxter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $207,028 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Baxter:

$207,028
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $233,637; detached houses: $241,156; townhouses or other attached units: $205,319; mobile homes: $65,279

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,079.

March 2019 cost of living index in Baxter: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.1%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Baxter, MN (2019)
    • 7,62791.7%White alone
    • 2152.6%Two or more races
    • 1321.6%American Indian alone
    • 1171.4%Hispanic
    • 1031.2%Asian alone
    • 570.7%Black alone

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

Crime rates in Baxter by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
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
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
2
(25.6)
2
(25.4)
3
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.8)
4
(47.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(107.4)
8
(97.1)
8
(94.5)
4
(46.4)
5
(57.2)
3
(39.1)
8
(104.0)
8
(103.6)
4
(51.2)
2
(25.4)
11
(137.6)
7
(84.4)
6
(71.7)
7
(83.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(268.5)
7
(84.9)
21
(248.1)
8
(92.8)
9
(102.9)
4
(52.2)
8
(104.0)
13
(168.4)
8
(102.4)
14
(177.8)
20
(250.2)
13
(156.7)
4
(47.8)
13
(154.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
293
(3,933)
274
(3,324)
276
(3,261)
334
(3,872)
285
(3,258)
378
(4,929)
493
(6,410)
388
(5,027)
379
(4,850)
383
(4,865)
330
(4,129)
267
(3,218)
155
(1,851)
281
(3,345)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(147.7)
4
(48.5)
2
(23.6)
2
(23.2)
3
(34.3)
2
(26.1)
3
(39.0)
1
(13.0)
4
(51.2)
3
(38.1)
7
(87.6)
8
(96.4)
1
(11.9)
9
(107.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
City-Data.com crime index224.2196.2178.0181.8160.8225.1298.0234.6236.0235.5247.2164.3121.4208.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Baxter, MN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (33.9%), Norwegian (19.0%), Irish (7.9%), Scandinavian (5.3%), English (4.8%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/25/1939

Elevation: 1208 feet

Land area: 17.3 square miles.

Population density: 483 people per square mile   (low).

Baxter, Minnesota map

180 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.2% North America).

This city:

2.2%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,110 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,993 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (54.9 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (107.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (451.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brainerd, MN (1.9 miles ),
East Gull Lake, MN (2.4 miles ),
Merrifield, MN (3.0 miles),
Pillager, MN (3.2 miles ),
Nisswa, MN (3.3 miles ),
Lake Shore, MN (3.4 miles ),
Fort Ripley, MN (3.6 miles),
Riverton, MN (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 46.35 N, Longitude: 94.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,988 (+36.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,195 (29.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Distribution of median household income in Baxter, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Baxter, MN in 2019
Baxter satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2000: 108 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2001: 97 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2003: 85 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2004: 120 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2005: 88 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2018: 19 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $258,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Baxter, MN residents
Average permit cost in Baxter, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Baxter, MN
Historical housing units in Baxter, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,920 (+52.8%).
Most common industries in Baxter, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.4%)
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Baxter, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)

Average climate in Baxter, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Baxter, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.9. This is better than average.

City:

57.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Baxter-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Baxter city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/5/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Baxter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Baxter center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 290.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 106.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Baxter center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crow Wing County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Baxter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Baxter:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOODLAND (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BETHANY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • KINGWOOD COURT GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SERV (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • MINNESOTA NEUROREHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NISSWA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Baxter:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 3 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 54 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 55 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 55 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 56 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 63 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Bemidji State University (about 84 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

Private high school in Baxter:

Public elementary/middle schools in Baxter:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Baxter: Pine Meadows Golf Club (A), Rapids River Lodge and Waterpark (B), Paul Bunyan Amusement Center (C), Baxter (D), Baxter City Hall (E), Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baxter include: Lake Area Christian Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), United Pentecostal Church (C), Christ Lutheran Church (D), Heartland Alliance Church (E), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (F), Lakewood Evangelical Church (G), Lord of Life Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Baxter Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Bass Lake (A), White Sand Lake (B), Upper Whipple Lake (C), Rush Lake (D), Perch Lake (E), Lower Whipple Lake (F), Island Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baxter include: Northland Arboretum (1), Oscar Kristofferson Park (2), Loren Thompson Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Brainerd Amusement Company (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2411 Foley Road) (1), Comfort Suites (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 371) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Baxter Brainerd Area (14341 Edgewood Drive) (1), Brainerd Lodging Association (7757 College Road) (2), Hawthorn Inn & Suites (7208 Fairview Road # 210) (3), Country Inn-Suites Baxter (15058 Dellwood Drive) (4), Holiday Inn Express (15739 Audubon Way) (5), Comfort Suites (7376 Woida Road) (6), Americinn - Baxter- Mn (600 Dellwood Dr N) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Crow Wing 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 and their reported violations in the past:

BRAINERD (Population served: 13,849, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-19-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Baxter that have no violations reported:

  • BAXTER (Population served: 7,610, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
35 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Baxter in 2000:

  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Baxter (2011 data):

  • Bremer Bank, National Association: Baxter Cub Foods at 14133 Edgewood Drive North, branch established on 1997/07/02; Baxter Branch at 7558 Design Road, branch established on 1981/05/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $340.8 mil, Deposits: $282.8 mil, headquarters in Brainerd, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • BlackRidgeBANK: Super One Branch at 1550 Fairview Road North, branch established on 1998/02/09; Lakewood Branch at 14084 Baxter Drive, Ste 16, branch established on 1963/12/06. Info updated 2011/11/29: Bank assets: $348.3 mil, Deposits: $299.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Blackridge Financial, Inc.
  • RiverWood Bank: Baxter Branch at 14633 Edgewood Drive, branch established on 2007/10/17; Riverwood Bank at 14091 Baxter Drive, Ste. 117, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $162.3 mil, Deposits: $128.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • American National Bank of Minnesota: American National Bank Of Minnesota at 2000 Woida Road North, branch established on 1983/05/01. Info updated 2006/05/05: Bank assets: $278.8 mil, Deposits: $227.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation Of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Brainerd Savings and Loan Association, A Federal Association: Baxter Branch at 14244 Dellwood Drive N, branch established on 1992/08/04. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $45.9 mil, headquarters in Brainerd, MN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Baxter Branch at 7429 Excelsior Rd, branch established on 2000/11/06. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Deerwood: Baxter Branch at 14986 Lynwood Dr, branch established on 1997/06/01. Info updated 2009/09/02: Bank assets: $230.1 mil, Deposits: $194.5 mil, headquarters in Deerwood, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Deerwood Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Baxter Branch at 15146 Dellwood Dr, branch established on 1976/08/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Baxter:

Marital status in Baxter, MN
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Baxter:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Baxter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Baxter, MN (based on Crow Wing County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,48723
Catholic10,75113
Evangelical Protestant9,07349
Other5874
None28,602-
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: 13
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Crow Wing County:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crow Wing County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Crow Wing County:

8.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Baxter:

52.6%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Baxter:

50.5%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Baxter:

4.5%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Baxter:

33.2%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Baxter:

60.1%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Baxter:

77.4%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Baxter, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$87,796$75,2540$0
Streets and Highways 6$34,793$69,5860$0
Financial Administration 6$35,586$71,1720$0
Other Government Administration 5$35,945$86,2680$0
Parks and Recreation 5$20,380$48,9120$0
Water Supply 2$10,062$60,3720$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,554$78,6480$0
Police - Other 1$3,778$45,3360$0
Sewerage 1$4,147$49,7640$0
Totals for Government 41$239,041$69,9630$0

Baxter government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,814,000 ($575.56)
    Sewerage: $148,000 ($17.69)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($2.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,631,000 ($195.00)
    Sewerage: $703,000 ($84.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $651,000 ($77.83)
    Water Utilities: $650,000 ($77.71)
    Central Staff Services: $630,000 ($75.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $611,000 ($73.05)
    Regular Highways: $566,000 ($67.67)
    General - Other: $494,000 ($59.06)
    Financial Administration: $364,000 ($43.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $136,000 ($16.26)
    General Public Buildings: $115,000 ($13.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($7.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($1.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($1.20)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $433,000 ($51.77)
    Other - General - Other: $396,000 ($47.35)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $321,000 ($38.38)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($3.71)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($2.39)
    Other - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.60)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $961,000 ($114.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $444,000 ($53.08)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($15.30)
    Sewerage: $62,000 ($7.41)
    General - Other: $59,000 ($7.05)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($3.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $12,000 ($1.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,739,000 ($327.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,222,000 ($146.10)

Baxter government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,532,000 ($183.17)
    Other: $873,000 ($104.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $68,000 ($8.13)
    Other: $15,000 ($1.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000 ($3.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,630,000 ($314.44)
    Interest Earnings: $350,000 ($41.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $121,000 ($14.47)
    Rents: $90,000 ($10.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $80,000 ($9.56)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,753,000 ($209.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $252,000 ($30.13)
    Other: $145,000 ($17.34)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.36)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Property: $6,304,000 ($753.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,553,000 ($305.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $378,000 ($45.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $253,000 ($30.25)
    Other License: $174,000 ($20.80)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $34,000 ($4.07)
    Public Utility License: $6,000 ($0.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($0.60)

Baxter government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,550,000 ($3652.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,485,000 ($3405.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000 ($512.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,225,000 ($266.02)

Baxter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,222,000 ($4091.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,975,000 ($475.25)

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, MN  0.89% ($47,082 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.61% ($91,860)
from Morrison County, MN  0.32% ($35,110)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

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 Cass County, MN  0.82% ($69,052 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($67,387)
to Morrison County, MN  0.24% ($39,508)
Businesses in Baxter, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sears1
Comfort Suites1Slumberland1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Foot Locker1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS4
Kohl's1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Baxter:

  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KVBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Baxter:

  • K216FS (91.1 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • K204ES (88.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BQ (89.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Baxter:

  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • KLKS-LP (Channel 46; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K74CM (Channel 74; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BLUE GRASS TELEVISION, INC.)
Baxter fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Baxter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.6mTotal length
  • 61,154Total average daily traffic
  • 2,670Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,440Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

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 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Baxter, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.1%), and Structure Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Baxter, MN
    • 6546.1%Outside Fires
    • 4330.5%Structure Fires
    • 3323.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Baxter, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Baxter, Minnesota:

  • Days Inn & Suites Baxter, 14466 Dellwood Dr, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 829-3080, Fax: (218) 829-9715
  • Comfort Suites/Rapid River Lodge, 7376 Woida Rd, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 825-7234, Fax: (218) 829-3738
  • Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd Lakes Area, 15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 824-3232, Fax: (218) 825-8600
  • Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes, 6967 Lk Forest Rd, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 822-5634, Fax: (218) 822-4044
  • Super 8 Motel, 14341 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 828-4288
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 7208 Fairview Rd, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 822-1133, Fax: (218) 822-3923
  • AmericInn Baxter, 7836 Fairview Rd, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (800) 634-3444, Fax: (218) 828-0749
  • Country Inn & Suites, 15058 Dellwood Dr, Baxter, Minnesota 56425 , Phone: (218) 828-2161, Fax: (218) 825-8419
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Baxter, Minnesota
Most common first names in Baxter, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1082.1 years
Donald1076.3 years
Dorothy783.7 years
Helen786.6 years
George680.5 years
Raymond577.2 years
William572.4 years
Mary579.0 years
Marie584.4 years
Charles477.2 years
Most common last names in Baxter, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1376.4 years
Anderson883.0 years
Jensen582.8 years
Larson381.0 years
Nelson391.3 years
Swanson380.0 years
Wiggins380.0 years
Jennison280.5 years
Aune282.5 years
Hall262.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Baxter, MN
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Baxter, MN
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 43.5%Electricity
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 3.1%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Baxter compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Baxter on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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