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Baxter, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Baxter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Putnam County at latitude 36.1534 and longitude -85.6353. Putnam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Baxter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Baxter, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Baxter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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


Total Population 1,389
Population in Households 1,389
Population in Familes 1,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 459
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $96,000
Average Home Value $120,526


Median Household Income $32,120
Average Household Income $38,121
Per Capita Income $15,654
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.41%
Households 0.45% 0.44%
Families 1.82% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.


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, 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 # 243 43rd
Population Density1 # 237 45th
Diversity Index2 # 381 11th
Median Household Income # 322 25th
Per Capita Income # 390 9th

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