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Baxter, Iowa

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Welcome to Baxter ...

The city of Baxter is located in Jasper County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Baxter has a population of 1,138 people<1> (see below for details).

Baxter is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Baxter is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Baxter: 50028<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baxter had a population of 1,101 people. This makes Baxter the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Baxter represents 0.04% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 261st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,101 people, the population of Baxter increased 4.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,052 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Baxter had an population of 1,138 people. This is an increase of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Baxter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Baxter - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baxter.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baxter. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baxter. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baxter.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Baxter:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baxter ...

Looking for more information about Baxter? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baxter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baxter.

Communities near Baxter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Marshalltown   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Baxter

Located in Marshall County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Baxter

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baxter

Located in Polk County

Mitchellville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baxter

Located in Polk County

Colfax   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baxter

Prairie City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Baxter

State Center   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Baxter

Located in Marshall County

Maxwell   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Baxter

Located in Story County

Elkhart   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Baxter

Located in Polk County

Colo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Baxter

Located in Story County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Baxter.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baxter.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baxter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Baxter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baxter or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baxter) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baxter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baxter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baxter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8246, Longitude: -93.1502     [Map].

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