Our Community



Climate: Considered humid subtropical (Cfa) on the Köppen Climate Classification system, Baldwin City has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.

Per Wikipedia:

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,515 people, 1,501 households, and 1,011 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,723.3 inhabitants per square mile (665.4/km2). There were 1,665 housing units at an average density of 635.5 per square mile (245.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 2.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 1,501 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 30.2 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 20.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.



Statistics for: cost of living, real estate/construction, building permits,  major employers, labor force), Taxes (corporate income tax; retail sales tax—state, county, city; individual; property tax—residential, mill levy), and transportation coming soon!


Interested in starting a business in Baldwin City?

  • The Chamber, the City of Baldwin City, and Baldwin City’s Economic Development Corporation work together to provide you the information you need. Contact Jeannette, call 785-594-3200, or stop by the Chamber office, located at 715 High Street.
  • Check out Business Resources & Development
  • Find a Commercial Realtor —our Chamber member realtor, Kirsten Flory—Colliers International is the best! Email Kirsten or call 785-865-5100.


Residential Relocation

Welcome to Baldwin City and Douglas County! Moving to a new home involves a lot of details. You have to connect all the utilities, find a doctor, register your vehicle, enroll the kids in school and find a gym and other community/civic opportunities. We have gathered links to many of the services you will need to make relocation easier.


Need to find a home?

Looking to rent?

Visit the Economic Development Corporation’s List of Contacts for rental properties including single family homes, townhomes/duplexes, apartments, senior citizen retirement and mobile home lots/spaces for rent. 

Skyview Properties

Jim & Diane Niehoff

Living Space LLC

715 High St Suite A
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Schoolhouse Lofts

Jacqueline Rathbun
704 Chapel

Hayes Properties

PO Box 455

Just moved in? Start here…

    1. Visit your Chamber, 715 High Street! We are genuinely interested in welcoming you to Baldwin City, finding you the resources you need and sharing information with you about our community.
    2. Get in the Know…sign up for Chamber community news blast. These Friday electronic newsletters provide information on upcoming community events, activities and happenings. Contact Lynn at lynn@baldwincitychamber.com, 785-594-3200
    3. Get Hooked Up….find information on utilities and codes at City Hall, 803 Eighth Street, 785-594-6427. Electric, water and sewer are services provided the City of Baldwin City. Find out more:
      1. Utilities
      2. Curbside Recycling
      3. City Codes

Get to know your City

Meet your City Council – Attend a City Council meeting! City Council meets every first and third Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Baldwin City Public Library, 800 7th Street

Trash Service – 1-800-494-3227, Baldwin City contracts trash service with Ottawa Sanitation Service. Trash day for properties north of High Street are on Mondays, south of High Street are on Wednesdays.

Gas Service – Kansas Gas Service, 1-800-794-4780

Telephone Service

Internet Service

Vehicle Registration – Visit the Douglas County Treasurer

Register to Vote

Storage Company

  • Old West Storage, 1704 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006, 785-418-2770, gatorhosedee66@gmail.com

Senior Living


Community Organizations


Accommodations: Hotel/Bed and Breakfast

Media & News


Baldwin City is served with highest quality health care providers:

Baldwin City Public Schools – Baldwin City is served by USD 348

Baldwin City Chamber Member Churches

Baldwin City Public Library

Lumberyard Arts Center

Baldwin City Recreation Commission

Get involved by volunteering! It’s the best way to meet new people and engage with your community. From local events to boards and commissions, if you’ve got the passion, we’ve got the resources to connect you.

Clubs and Organizations