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Baxter Springs, Kansas - Basic Facts

Baxter Springs is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Baxter Springs.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cherokee County at latitude 37.0237 and longitude -94.7355. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 843 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Baxter Springs (see map) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

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Baxter Springs, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baxter Springs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 89th
Population Density1 # 157 77th
Diversity Index2 # 112 83rd
Median Household Income # 648 4th
Per Capita Income # 649 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Baxter Springs, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,145
Population in Households 4,127
Population in Familes 3,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,331
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,717
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,134
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,116 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $82,082
Average Home Value $108,826
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,457
Average Household Income $41,242
Per Capita Income $16,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.55%
Households -0.5% -0.55%
Families -0.35% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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