Baxter County is located in north central Arkansas. The County Seat is Mountain Home and the largest city is Mountain Home. The Official Web Site is located at www.baxtercounty.org . The 2014 population estimate is 40,857 and the 2010 census population was 41,513. The land area is 554.28 square miles and there are 74.9 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 87.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,000, there are 18,155 households, an average of 2.24 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,334, the median household income is $35,343, and 15.5% of the persons in Baxter County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,635. Retail sales (in $1000) were $486,791, and sales per capita were $11,633. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.8%.
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