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Baldwin City is a city in Douglas County, in the Lawrence metro area.

The community was named for John Baldwin, who built a sawmill and gristmill here in 1857.

The latitude of Baldwin City is 38.775N. The longitude is -95.186W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,037 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,637.


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Median household income
Local
$43,269
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Baldwin City demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Maple Leaf Festival - Oct. 20-21, 2007
  • Blues & BBQ - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Baldwin City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Old Castle Museum
Colleges and universities: Baker University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Baldwin City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66006 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Baldwin City residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baldwin City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baldwin City was $16,698, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Baldwin City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Baldwin City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $937.


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Libraries in Baldwin City include Baldwin City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Baldwin City include Baldwin City Signal

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Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baldwin City political report.

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The average commute time for Baldwin City workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Baldwin City include Three Sisters Inn.

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