Baxter County AR Information


Baxter County Subdivisions

Baxter County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,947
Population in Households 41,352
Population in Familes 32,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 595
Population Density1 76
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 18,698
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 12,115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,851 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,847 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,046 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $140,285
Average Home Value $170,287


Median Household Income $35,158
Average Household Income $49,578
Per Capita Income $22,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.05%
Households -0.04% -0.09%
Families -0.33% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Baxter County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baxter County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 77th
Population Density1 # 16 80th
Diversity Index2 # 72 7th
Median Household Income # 45 41st
Per Capita Income # 14 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.