Paxton, Illinois

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Paxton, Illinois

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Paxton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Paxton, Illinois

Comparing Paxton 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 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 5


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Paxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Ford
Standard Zip Codes 60957
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.46
Longitude -88.095

Paxton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAXTON 2 WSW
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Paxton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,525 100%
Male 2,172 48%
Female 2,353 52%
Under 18 1,181 26.1%
18+ 3,344 73.9%
65+ 848 18.7%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 4,428 97.9%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 17 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 25 0.6%
Mixed Race 39 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 74 1.6%

Estimated Paxton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,534
Growth 9
Growth % 0.2%

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
German 38.7%
English 13.1%
Irish 10.6%
Swedish 9.1%
US/American 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Italian 2.1%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Swiss 0.7%
British 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
European 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Serbian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paxton 4,525 $44,256
Buckley 593 $48,250
Elliott 341 $44,375
Loda 419 $42,708
Ludlow 324 $41,875
Melvin 465 $47,500
Rankin 617 $35,234

Paxton Public Libraries

Paxton Carnegie Library
Paxton, Illinois
(217) 379-3431
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Paxton High Schools (2004)

Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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1. Exeter, Pennsylvania 87.3   30.1% 20.9% 13.4% 21 $40,050 5.6% 1.3% 5,955 8.6% 74.6 0.2% 9.7
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