Paw Paw, Illinois

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Paw Paw, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 15% Paw Paw Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Paw Paw Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Paw Paw, Illinois

Comparing Paw Paw to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Paw Paw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 61353
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.688
Longitude -88.981

Paw Paw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Paw Paw Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 852 100%
Male 425 49.9%
Female 427 50.1%
Under 18 236 27.7%
18+ 616 72.3%
65+ 129 15.1%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.09
White 841 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.2%

Estimated Paw Paw Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 857
Growth 5
Growth % 0.6%

Paw Paw 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
German 33.2%
Irish 12.7%
English 9.8%
US/American 8.2%
Dutch 5.4%
Italian 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
Swedish 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Norwegian 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Lithuanian 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paw Paw 852 $47,500
Compton 347 $39,375
Earlville 1,778 $47,535
Lee 313 $55,833
Leland 970 $50,417
Shabbona 929 $50,625
West Brooklyn 174 $44,750

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Paw Paw High Schools (2004)

Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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