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People

Total Population 4,252
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 1,865
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,755
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $569
Median House Value $89,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 16.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station RANTOUL
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
Station GIBSON CITY
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buckley 578 $58,750
Elliott 239 $54,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Paxton Public Libraries

Library
Paxton Carnegie Library
254 S. MARKET ST.
Paxton, Illinois
(217) 379-3431
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Paxton High Schools

PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 50
217-379-4331
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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