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.

For more information about the City of Baxter, click here.

 

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020222027
Baxter9581,015952944

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4766367
5-9776563
10-14946664
15-19706161
20-24567154
25-29496781
30-34626070
35-39734758
40-44615643
45-49816153
50-54775456
55-59626651
60-64446159
65-69415054
70-74323443
75-79293028
80-84172021
85+141717
18+722721714
Median Age373736

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Population by Race

Baxter2022
Total952.000
White Alone97.790
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.210
Asian Alone0.320
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races1.680
Hispanic Origin0.840
Diversity Index5.900

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households413408399394
Housing Units432430430430
Owner Occupied Units311310
Renter Occupied Units8884
Vacant Units3136

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Home Value

Baxter20222027
Median Home Value$161,397$172,222
Average Home Value$252,814$334,274
<$50,00098
$50,000 - $99,9993835
$100,000 - $149,9999384
$150,000 - $199,9996863
$200,000 - $249,9991616
$250,000 - $299,9992222
$300,000 - $399,9993638
$400,000 - $499,9991721
$500,000 - $749,99933
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later4
2000-200937
1990-199942
1980-198925
1970-197998
1960-196967
1950-195935
1940-194914
1939 or Before100

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Income
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Income

Baxter20222027
Median Household$66,570$69,075
Average Household$86,242$91,741
Per Capita$35,010$37,178

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Household Income Base

Baxter2022
<$15,00023
$15,000 - $24,9996
$25,000 - $34,99920
$35,000 - $49,99968
$50,000 - $74,999108
$75,000 - $99,99958
$100,000 - $149,99974
$150,000 - $199,99930
$200,000+10

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+452
In-County Residents195
Out-of-County Residents257
Drive Alone410
Carpooled2
Public Transport3
Work at Home16
Less than 5 minutes69
5-9 minutes21
10-14 minutes18
15-19 minutes14
20-24 minutes27
25-29 minutes32
30-34 minutes113
35-39 minutes64
40-44 minutes7
45-59 minutes68
60-89 minutes3
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees238
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction3
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade2
  
Retail Trade8
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 Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers8
  
Transportation/Warehouse2
Information2
  
Finance & Insurance12
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn11
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing8
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv11
Legal Services1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services70
HealthCare/Social Assist47
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin34
Auto Repair/Maintenance22
Public Administration Emp39

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Educational Attainment (25+)

Baxter2022
Some High School25
Graduated High School182
Associates Degree132
Bachelor's Degree91
Graduate Degree41

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses32
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus1
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 Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus4
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 Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus7
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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