Baxter County

Baxter County, Arkansas

1 E 7th St Room 103
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-3475
Fax: (870) 424-5105

On central-northern border of AR; organized Mar 24, 1873 from Fulton County. Name Origin: For Elisha Baxter (1827-99), AR legislator, chief justice (1864), circuit judge (1868-72), and governor (1872-74)

Area (sq mi):: 586.74 (land 554.36; water 32.38) Population per square mile: 72.80
Population 2005: 40,330 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 23.10% Population 2000: 38,386 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 48.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,859; median household $29,106; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,026-$24,535
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mountain Home County seat (11,709)

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