is a city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States about south of Lawrence and west of Gardner. It is part of the Lawrence, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,400 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Baker University, the oldest four-year university in the state. It is the only town with its name in the United States.
Baldwin City is home to the main campus of Baker University , a liberal arts university founded in 1858 by United Methodist ministers. It is the oldest four-year university in Kansas and has been coed since it was founded.
The USD 348 public school district is also in Baldwin City and services most of southern Douglas County and has four elementary schools; two in Baldwin (K-3, Baldwin Elementary and 4-5 Baldwin Intermediate ) one located in Vinland and one near Worden called Marion Springs, a junior high and high school in Baldwin.