Baxter County is located in north central Arkansas. The County Seat is Mountain Home and the largest city is Mountain Home. 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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