Income/capita 6%
Household income 3%
Unemployment 36%
Income per capita$28,104$28,872$29,829
Median household income$53,816$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$69,063$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$44,000$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$41,550$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,588$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Baxter is 6% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Baxter is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Baxter is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Baxter is 48% lower than the national average

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      Baxter median earnings by income bracket

      Baxter employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.7%3.3%
      Manufacturing sector9.3%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services8.9%11.4%
      Wholesale & retail services19.4%12.5%
      Public administration8.1%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities16.5%1.1%
      Education, health & social services2.8%59.3%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Haverhill, IA169$70,83328%
      Maxwell, IA839$70,13927%
      Lambs Grove, IA200$65,31318%
      Colo, IA886$60,98210%
      Collins, IA458$57,9175%
      Baxter, IA1,081$53,8163%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ellport, PA1,081$46,25016%
      Okeene, OK1,081$40,69426%
      Upton, WY1,081$61,20511%
      Colfax, IL1,081$54,2502%
      Carrollton, AL1,082$25,19254%
      Baxter, IA1,081$53,8163%
      Source: The Baxter, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).