The City of Baxter Springs had a population of 3,915 as of July 1, 2019. Baxter Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Baxter Springs is located at latitude 37.0237 and longitude -94.7355 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baxter Springs encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 846 feet.
The City of Baxter Springs (GNIS ID: 485544) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Baxter Springs, KS Housing Affordability Index is 268
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Baxter Springs, KS Wealth Index is 46
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||3,897|
|Population in Familes||3,159|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||18|
|Median Household Income||$39,929|
|Average Household Income||$51,175|
|Per Capita Income||$21,035|
|Total Housing Units||1,959 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,035 (52.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||581 (29.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||343 (17.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$69,111|
|Housing Affordability Index2||268|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.71%|
The table below compares Baxter Springs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 75||89th|
|Population Density||# 166||75th|
|Diversity Index||# 117||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 601||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 608||10th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.