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Time Zone: Baxter County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Baxter County was founded in 1873. Baxter was created by taking area from Fulton, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Baxter had a population of 42,157 people. This is an increase of 9.82% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,386 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Baxter represented 1.44% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201041,513+8.15%-1.53% since 2009
200942,157+9.82%+0.5% since 2008
200841,946+9.27%+0.24% since 2007
200038,386The Last Census

More information can be found on the Baxter County Census Page for Baxter County.


Below are some of the communities located in Baxter County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Baxter County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Mountain Home   12,48611,01213.39% increase  
Gassville   2,1581,70626.49% increase  
Cotter   1,07892117.05% increase  
Lakeview   84176310.22% increase  
Norfork   55048413.64% increase  

Websites for Baxter County

Official Website:   www.baxtercounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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