Baxter, TN 38544 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38544: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baxter, TN 38544

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 124
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,885
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Putnam County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.156, Longitude -85.64
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38544 has segments in 2 Counties (DeKalb, Putnam).

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Baxter, TN 38544 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,738
Population in Households 6,724
Population in Familes 5,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 2,757
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,056 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $125,522
Average Home Value $179,718


Median Household Income $34,011
Average Household Income $46,320
Per Capita Income $18,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.55%
Households 0.79% 0.63%
Families 0.62% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 38544 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38544 to the other 615 ZIP Codes in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 253 59th
Population Density1 # 298 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 544 11th
Median Household Income # 460 25th
Per Capita Income # 439 29th

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