Paxton, Florida

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Paxton, Florida

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High Points

Paxton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Paxton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Paxton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Paxton, Florida

Comparing Paxton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 2
Senior Citizens 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 6
Median Family Income 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 2
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Paxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 221 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walton
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32538
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.981
Longitude -86.307

Paxton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches
Station GENEVA NO 2
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 69.2 inches
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Paxton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 656 100%
Male 307 46.8%
Female 349 53.2%
Under 18 167 25.5%
18+ 489 74.5%
65+ 105 16%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.96
White 617 94.1%
African-American 11 1.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 2.9%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.7%

Estimated Paxton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 772
Growth 116
Growth % 17.7%

Paxton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 42.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
Irish 15.8%
English 13.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
German 2.6%
African 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paxton 656 $35,000
Crestview 14,766 $38,824
Laurel Hill 549 $28,281
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Paxton High Schools (2004)

21893 US HIGHWAY 331 NO
A Title I School.
Serves 667 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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