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People

Total Population 4,114
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,844
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,054
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $68,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Baxter Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NW of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 66713
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.023
Longitude -94.735

Baxter Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUMBUS 1 SW
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Station MIAMI
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station ANDERSON
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Baxter Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Big Elk (66713)

Lowell (66713)

Sims (66713)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chetopa 1,275 $37,308
Columbus 3,207 $49,048
Galena 2,988 $39,962

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Baxter Springs, Kansas
(620) 856-5591

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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