Baxter County , Arkansas

Baxter County: County in Arkansas, United States


Baxter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,513 and a population density of 27 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 42,242 inhabitants. Its county seat is Mountain Home. The county was created 148 years ago in 1873.

Baxter County Quick Facts

Population : 42,242 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
Twitter username : arkansasccc
Area : 1520 km2
Official name : Baxter County
Water as percent of area : 5.5%
Land as percent of area : 94.5%
Named for : Elisha Baxter
Altitude : 761 feet / 232 meters
Capital : Mountain Home
Establishment : March 03, 1873
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:41:24 (2nd December 2021)
Density : 28 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.73% (2010-2020)
Baxter County locator map
Location of Baxter County on Arkansas map.
Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County locator map image
Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County
Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County locator map image


Baxter County is located at 36°17'14"N 92°20'13"W (36.2871900, -92.3369700). It has 6 neighbors: Fulton County, Izard County, Marion County, Searcy County, Stone County and Ozark County.

Baxter County map

The largest city of Baxter County is Mountain Home with a population of 12,330. Other cities include, Gassville population 2,173, Cotter population 956, Lakeview population 724 and Norfork population 542. See all Baxter County cities & populated places.

Baxter County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Baxter County.

City Name Population Title
Mountain Home 12,330 City in Elmore, Idaho, United States
Gassville 2,173 City in Arkansas, USA
Cotter 956 City in Arkansas, USA
Lakeview 724 City in Arkansas, USA
Norfork 542 City in Arkansas, USA
Salesville 464 City in Arkansas, USA
Briarcliff 250 Human settlement in Arkansas, USA
Big Flat 104 Township in Baxter County, Arkansas

Baxter County has 6 neighbours.

  • Mountain Home


The population of Baxter County increased by 1.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2007 41,307 - census
2010 41,513 0.5% census
2011 41,349 -0.4% estimation process
2012 41,080 -0.65% estimation process
2013 40,983 -0.24% estimation process
2014 40,888 -0.23% estimation process
2015 41,138 0.61% estimation process
2016 41,131 -0.02% estimation process
2017 41,308 0.43% estimation process
2018 41,624 0.76% estimation process
2019 41,932 0.73% estimation process
2020 42,242 0.73% estimation process

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Local Places in Baxter County

People born in Baxter County (3)

People born in Baxter County, including politician Victor Wickersham, Player of football Booker Edgerson, Last known Civil War widow Maudie Hopkins, you can see a list of people who born in Baxter County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Arkansas Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Pulaski County 392,980 County in Arkansas, United States
Benton County 288,774 County in Arkansas, United States
New Caledonia 287,800 Unincorporated community in Arkansas, United States
Washington County 243,216 County in Arkansas, United States
Little Rock 197,866 Capital and largest city of Arkansas
Sebastian County 127,590 County in Arkansas, United States
Faulkner County 126,919 County in Arkansas, United States
Saline County 123,968 County in Arkansas, United States
Craighead County 112,245 County in Arkansas, United States
Garland County 99,789 County in Arkansas, United States
Fayetteville 89,576 County seat of Washington County, Arkansas, United States
Fort Smith 87,764 City in Arkansas, USA
Springdale 81,115 City in Arkansas, United States
Jonesboro 79,859 County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
White County 78,729 County in Arkansas, United States
Lonoke County 73,921 County in Arkansas, United States