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Baxter County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Mountain Home
Largest city Mountain Home
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

587 sq mi (1,520 km²)
554 sq mi (1,435 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 5.52%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38,386 ('07 estimate = 41,307)
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded March 24, 1873
Congressional district 1st
Baxter County Arkansas Courthouse.JPG
Baxter County courthosue in Mountain Home, Arkansas

Baxter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is in the northern part of the state, and shares a border with Missouri. It is commonly referred to as the Twin Lakes Area due to the fact that it is bordered by two of Arkansas' largest lakes, Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake. On its southern border is the Norfork Tailwater and the Buffalo National River.

The county seat is Mountain Home,[1] which is ranked as the 2nd Best Fishing Town in America by Field and Stream magazine and Baxter County today it is primarily known as a retirement and resort destination. Its Big Creek Golf Course has consistently earned 5 star ratings in Golf Digest magazine and is ranked in its top 10 places to play. It has also been rated the number 1 public course in Arkansas for four years in a row.

Baxter County is Arkansas's 66th county, formed on 24 March 1873 and named for Elisha Baxter, the tenth governor of Arkansas.

As of the 2000 census, the county's population was 38,386 in 2000. As of July 2007, the county's population is 41,307. [1] The Mountain Home Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Baxter County.

The Baxter Bulletin weekly newspaper was named in 1973 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association as the "Best Overall Weekly Newspaper in the United States" in the over 10,000-circulation category. At the time it was published by Harold E. Martin and was the largest weekly paper in Arkansas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 587 square miles (1,520 km²), of which, 554 square miles (1,436 km²) of it is land and 32 square miles (84 km²) of it (5.52%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Age pyramid Baxter County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 38,386 people, 17,052 households, and 11,799 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 19,891 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.81% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,052 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,106, and the median income for a family was $34,578. Males had a median income of $25,976 versus $18,923 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,859. About 7.90% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents - past and present

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 36°18′25″N 92°21′17″W / 36.30694°N 92.35472°W / 36.30694; -92.35472


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Baxter County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 24, 1873
Seat Mountain Home
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 5.52%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38386 ('07 estimate = 41,307)

Baxter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is in the northern part of the state, and shares a border with Missouri.

The county seat is Mountain Home. Baxter County is Arkansas's 66th county, formed on 24 March 1873 and named for Elisha Baxter, the tenth governor of Arkansas.

As of the 2000 census, the county's population was 38,386 in 2000. As of July of 2007, the county's population is 41,307. [[1]]

The Baxter Bulletin weekly newspaper was named in 1973 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association as the "Best Overall Weekly Newspaper in the United States" in the over 10,000-circulation category. At the time it was published by Harold E. Martin and was the largest weekly paper in Arkansas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,520 km² (587 sq mi). 1,436 km² (554 sq mi) of it is land and 84 km² (32 sq mi) of it (5.52%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Baxter County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 38,386 people, 17,052 households, and 11,799 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 19,891 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.81% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,052 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.00% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,106, and the median income for a family was $34,578. Males had a median income of $25,976 versus $18,923 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,859. About 7.90% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 36°18′25″N, 92°21′17″WLatitude: 36°18′25″N
Longitude: 92°21′17″W

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