Baxter, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Baxter, Iowa

Comparing Baxter to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 6 4
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3

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Baxter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 50028
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.826
Longitude -93.151

Baxter Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWTON
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Baxter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,052 100%
Male 503 47.8%
Female 549 52.2%
Under 18 264 25.1%
18+ 788 74.9%
65+ 199 18.9%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,040 98.9%
African-American 8 0.8%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Baxter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,063
Growth 11
Growth % 1%

Baxter Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.7%
English 14.2%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 9.4%
Dutch 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Scottish 4%
Norwegian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Polish 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Danish 1.7%
Swedish 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Italian 0.5%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Baxter 1,052 $42,411
Collins 499 $42,422
Lambs Grove 225 $65,417
Melbourne 794 $51,250
Mingo 269 $44,000
Newton 15,579 $49,977
Rhodes 294 $41,786

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Baxter High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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