Baxter, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Baxter, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Baxter had a population of 1,400 as of July 1, 2015. Baxter ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baxter is located at latitude 36.1534 and longitude -85.6353 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Baxter (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The Town of Baxter has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baxter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baxter: Ai, Lowlands, Mine Lick.

Town of Baxter, TN Boundary Map

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Baxter, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,400
Population in Households 1,400
Population in Familes 1,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 463
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $121,449
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,484
Average Household Income $35,234
Per Capita Income $14,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.4%
Households 0.49% 0.44%
Families 1.68% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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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Baxter, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baxter to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 241 44th
Population Density1 # 234 46th
Diversity Index2 # 375 13th
Median Household Income # 413 4th
Per Capita Income # 414 4th

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