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Baxter is a city in Crow Wing County, in the Brainerd metro area.
The community was named for Luther Baxter, lawyer and state legislator
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Baxter. For links to other places called Baxter, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Baxter is 46.343N. The longitude is -94.286W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,207 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,733.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Baxter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crow Wing County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56425 ZIP code.
31% of Baxter residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baxter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baxter was $19,772, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Baxter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Baxter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Crow Wing County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baxter political report.
The average commute time for Baxter workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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