Baxter Springs, Kansas Population 2024

3,772

Baxter Springs is a city located in Cherokee County Kansas. Baxter Springs has a 2024 population of 3,772. Baxter Springs is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,879 in 2020.

The average household income in Baxter Springs is $57,748 with a poverty rate of 19.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Baxter Springs is 37.5 years, 39.2 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Baxter Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Baxter Springs was:

  • White: 88.72%
  • Two or more races: 7.43%
  • Other race: 2.15%
  • Native American: 1.54%
  • Black or African American: 0.15%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,198.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.76% (-107)
The current population of Baxter Springs, Kansas is 3,772 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,879.

Baxter Springs, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,46188.72%
Two or more races2907.43%
Other race842.15%
Native American601.54%
Black or African American60.15%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Baxter Springs Population by Race

Baxter Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Baxter Springs Median Age

37.5

Total

39.2

Male

37.4

Female

Baxter Springs Adults

There are 2,853 adults, (502 of whom are seniors) in Baxter Springs.

Baxter Springs Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Baxter Springs Sex Ratio

Female1,97950.73%
Male1,92249.27%

Baxter Springs Population by Age

Baxter Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4502.6667.432.6
Married6783.7979.920.1
Non Family5331.1858.741.3
Female1742.2337.962.1
Male654.0686.213.8
showing: 5 rows

3.35

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Baxter Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Baxter Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Baxter Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Baxter Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,654

Average Earnings

$34,195

Average Male

$37,125

Average Female

Baxter Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Baxter Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Baxter Springs Language

98.71% of Baxter Springs residents speak only English, while 1.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Baxter Springs Language

Baxter Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,13947815.23%
Hispanic35317048.16%
Multiple28711941.46%
Native60813.33%
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19.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.88%

Male Poverty Rate

17.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Baxter Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Baxter Springs is Hispanic, with 48.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Baxter Springs is Native, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.83%.

Baxter Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School29.81%
Less Than 9th Grade27.57%
Some College18.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.21%
showing: 4 rows

Baxter Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed7.67%
Female Employed7.21%
showing: 4 rows

Baxter Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Baxter Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Baxter Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Baxter Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Baxter Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Baxter Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Baxter Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

145

Number of Veterans

136

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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Baxter Springs Veterans by War

count

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Baxter Springs Veterans by Age

count

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Baxter Springs Veterans by Race

Baxter Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Baxter Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Baxter Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Baxter Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Baxter Springs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.32%

Born in Baxter Springs

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.67% of Baxter Springs residents were born in the United States, with 37.32% having been born in Kansas. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Baxter Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,617-31-0.85%
20283,648-31-0.84%
20273,679-31-0.84%
20263,710-31-0.83%
20253,741-31-0.82%
20243,772-31-0.82%
20233,803-31-0.81%
20223,834-31-0.8%
20213,865-14-0.36%
20203,879-62-1.57%
20193,941100.25%
20183,931-30-0.76%
20173,961-29-0.73%
20163,990-55-1.36%
20154,045-43-1.05%
20144,088-28-0.68%
20134,116-63-1.51%
20124,179-35-0.83%
20114,214-31-0.73%
20104,245-357-7.76%
20004,6022515.77%
19904,351-422-8.84%
19804,7732846.33%
19704,489-9-0.2%
19604,498-149-3.21%
19504,647-274-5.57%
19404,9213808.37%
19304,54193325.86%
19203,608
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Baxter Springs Population by Year