Baxter, Iowa

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Baxter is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. Baxter is located 33 mi northeast of Des Moines. The population was 962 at the 2020 census.

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History

Baxter was platted in 1883.

Geography

Baxter's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.824492, -93.150857.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1 sqmi, all land.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,101 people, 427 households, and 296 families living in the city. The population density was 1,694 PD/sqmi. +more There were 446 housing units at an average density of 686 /sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97. 7% White, 0. 3% African American, 0. 5% Native American, 0. 1% Asian, 0. 5% from other races, and 0. 9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 3% of the population.

There were 427 households, of which 37. 9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51. +more1% were married couples living together, 13. 3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4. 9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30. 7% were non-families. 25. 3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 49 and the average family size was 2. 98.

The median age in the city was 38. 1 years. +more 27. 7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7. 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25. 5% were from 45 to 64; and 16. 2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49. 5% male and 50. 5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,052 people, 438 households, and 288 families living in the city. The population density was 1,607. +more2 PD/sqmi. There were 455 housing units at an average density of 695 /sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98. 86% White, 0. 76% African American, 0. 10% Native American, 0. 19% Asian, and 0. 10% from two or more races.

There were 438 households, out of which 33. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51. +more4% were married couples living together, 11. 4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34. 2% were non-families. 29. 2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 31 and the average family size was 2. 84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25. 1% under the age of 18, 8. +more0% from 18 to 24, 27. 6% from 25 to 44, 20. 4% from 45 to 64, and 18. 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82. 4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,912, and the median income for a family was $42,411. Males had a median income of $31,150 versus $23,274 for females. +more The per capita income for the city was $17,749. About 6. 3% of families and 8. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7. 9% of those under age 18 and 12. 7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Baxter Community School District operates local public schools.

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