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Baxter is a city in Jasper County, in the Newton metro area.
The community was named for Sidney Baxter Higgins, postmaster
The latitude of Baxter is 41.826N. The longitude is -93.151W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,073.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Baxter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper 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 50028 ZIP code.
33% of Baxter residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $17,749, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.
Libraries in Baxter include Baxter City Library ... View libraries
Jasper County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baxter political report.
The average commute time for Baxter workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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