Baxter, Minnesota

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Baxter, Minnesota

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Baxter strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Top 13% Baxter College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Baxter, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Baxter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Standard Zip Codes 56401, 56425
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.343
Longitude -94.286

Baxter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Station AITKIN 2 E
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 18 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 29.3 inches
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Baxter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,555 100%
Male 2,720 49%
Female 2,835 51%
Under 18 1,760 31.7%
18+ 3,795 68.3%
65+ 580 10.4%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.17
White 5,479 98.6%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 23 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 35 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 0.6%

Estimated Baxter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,400
Growth 1,845
Growth % 33.2%

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 31.8%
Norwegian 14%
Swedish 11.3%
Irish 6.4%
English 5%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Finnish 2.6%
French Canadian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.9%
Dutch 1.5%
Czech 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
European 0.9%
Belgian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Baxter 5,555 $55,838
Brainerd 13,178 $35,212
East Gull Lake 978 $62,813
Lake Shore 966 $56,563
Nisswa 1,953 $54,931
Pillager 420 $34,792
Riverton 115 $38,250

Wal-mart in Baxter

(As of 2006)
7295 Glory Road
(218) 829-0420
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