Baxter, TN Population

Population: 1,279. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,333 (+4.2% change)
Males: 604 (47.2%), Females: 675 (52.8%)

Putnam County

Zip code: 38544

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $25,078
Median house value: $66,400

Races in Baxter:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (15.3%), English (8.5%), German (7.7%), Irish (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), French (2.7%).

Elevation: 1031 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Baxter

  • High school or higher: 59.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Baxter town

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -159 (-11.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Baxter:

  • COOKVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • WHITE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SPARTA, TN)
  • BAPTIST DEKALB GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SMITHVILLE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Baxter:

  • SMYRNA (about 62 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 72 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: BNA)
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 77 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Abbreviation: BWG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Baxter:

  • UPPER CUMBERLAND RGNL (about 11 miles; SPARTA, TN; Abbreviation: SRB)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 16 miles; GAINESBORO, TN; Abbreviation: 1A7)
  • SMITHVILLE MUNI (about 17 miles; SMITHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: 0A3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Baxter:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; Full-time enrollment: 16,617)
  • VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,215)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,260)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)

Schools

Public high school in Baxter:

  • UFFELMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 6950 NASHVILLE HW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Baxter:

  • BAXTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 125 ELMORE TOWN RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CORNERSTONE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 371 FIRST S AV; Grades: 05 – 08)

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