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Baxter is a town in Putnam County, in the Cookeville metro area.
The community was named for Col. Jere Baxter, railroad builder
The latitude of Baxter is 36.153N. The longitude is -85.643W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,329.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Baxter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38544 ZIP code.
13% of Baxter residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baxter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baxter was $12,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Baxter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Baxter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $622.
Libraries in Baxter include Baxter Branch Library ... View libraries
Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baxter political report.
The average commute time for Baxter workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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