Baxter County

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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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    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking responses from qualified environmental companies interested in performing technical field services of leachate management at the North Arkansas Board of Regional Sanitation (also known as NABORS Landfill) Class 1 landfill located in Baxter County, Arkansas. These technical field services will consist of maintaining the existing leachate collection system until a final closure can be constructed.
    commersonii was collected using a boat-mounted electrofisher, 200 m below the Norfork Dam, North Fork of the White River, Baxter County, Arkansas (36.14[degrees]N, 92.14[degrees]W).
    16 July 2010 - S&P on Thursday gave its BBB long-term rating to Baxter County, Arkansas' USD25.955m (EUR20m) series 2010 fixed-rate bonds, issued for Baxter County Regional Hospital, doing business as Baxter Regional Medical Center.