Baxter: A Place to Grow

Baxter is conveniently located near Des Moines, Ames, and Marshalltown. This creates the perfect opportunity for small town living with a quick commute for work. While many residents do commute to larger cities, businesses moving to Baxter will find that many would prefer to work near home.

Baxter has a strong K-12 school system, along with the Baxter Early Learning Center daycare. 

Amenities

Baxter is an ideal spot for those who love the outdoors. Located at the head of the Chichaqua Valley Trail, it’s easy for residents to ride a bike, take a stroll, and enjoy the scenery. Residents also enjoy the Baxter Children’s Park, Sports Complex Playground, School Playground and Geise Park, in addition to the FREE fitness center.

Businesses 

Baxter is open for business! The community is growing and actively recruiting new businesses through the Baxter Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO). BEDCO is guided by seven community volunteers committed to the future growth of business, industry, and housing in Baxter. BEDCO is responsible for establishing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas throughout the community, supplying necessary funds to accomplish such goals. Along with the Mayor and City Council, this group has completed many successful projects since its formation in 1988.

 

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Baxter1,0371,1011,1421,155

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4817782
5-9807778
10-14988178
15-19717475
20-24588565
25-29528399
30-34656989
35-39735568
40-44646653
45-49797663
50-54816873
55-59718364
60-64507376
65-69495865
70-74414051
75-79373433
80-84252325
85+262120
18+796863872
Median Age383736

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Baxter2020
Total1,142.000
White Alone96.410
Black Alone0.440
American Indian Alone0.440
Asian Alone0.180
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.880
Two or More Races1.670
Hispanic Origin2.360
Diversity Index11.500

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Baxter2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%0%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households432427438442
Housing Units448446456459
Owner Occupied Units332336
Renter Occupied Units105106
Vacant Units1817

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Baxter20202025
Median Home Value$132,537$140,854
Average Home Value$179,880$198,071
<$50,00087
$50,000 - $99,9997061
$100,000 - $149,999136123
$150,000 - $199,9994647
$200,000 - $249,9991518
$250,000 - $299,9992229
$300,000 - $399,9991826
$400,000 - $499,9991422
$500,000 - $749,99911
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later32
2000-200940
1990-199935
1980-198944
1970-1979123
1960-196928
1950-195934
1940-194912
1939 or Before107

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Baxter20202025
Median Household$59,800$59,079
Average Household$74,190$75,749
Per Capita$28,929$29,671

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Baxter2020
<$15,00034
$15,000 - $24,99919
$25,000 - $34,99929
$35,000 - $49,99977
$50,000 - $74,999116
$75,000 - $99,99960
$100,000 - $149,99971
$150,000 - $199,99922
$200,000+8

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+516
In-County Residents222
Out-of-County Residents294
Drive Alone445
Carpooled31
Public Transport3
Work at Home25
Less than 5 minutes79
5-9 minutes44
10-14 minutes21
15-19 minutes14
20-24 minutes47
25-29 minutes14
30-34 minutes87
35-39 minutes47
40-44 minutes9
45-59 minutes114
60-89 minutes15
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time27

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees249
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining5
Utilities0
Construction3
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade2
  
Retail Trade10
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores0
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str2
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers8
  
Transportation/Warehouse2
Information5
  
Finance & Insurance11
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn11
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing6
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv11
Legal Services1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services70
HealthCare/Social Assist47
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs8
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places8
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin14
Auto Repair/Maintenance4
Public Administration Emp37

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Baxter2020
Some High School50
Graduated High School209
Associates Degree136
Bachelor's Degree90
Graduate Degree46

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses32
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus2
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus0
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus2
  
Finance & Insurance Bus1
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus3
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus2
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus1
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus6
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus3

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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