Paxton, Nebraska

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Paxton, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Paxton Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Paxton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Paxton, Nebraska

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Paxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 180 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 206 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Keith
Standard Zip Codes 69155
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.124
Longitude -101.355

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 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 19 inches
Station WALLACE 2 W
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 67 F
Annual Precip 18.7 inches
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 88 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 19.6 inches
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Paxton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 614 100%
Male 303 49.3%
Female 311 50.7%
Under 18 181 29.5%
18+ 433 70.5%
65+ 94 15.3%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.11
White 600 97.7%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.6%

Estimated Paxton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 548
Growth -66
Growth % -10.7%

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
German 38.6%
Irish 16.6%
English 7%
US/American 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Norwegian 4.3%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
European 2.7%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 1.8%
Danish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
German Russian 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Acadian/Cajun 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Paxton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bucktail (69155)
Sarben (69155)
Thune (69155)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paxton 614 $34,063
Elsie 139 $50,625
Hershey 572 $43,000
Madrid 265 $42,000
Ogallala 4,930 $39,688
Sutherland 1,129 $47,132
Wallace 329 $41,346

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Paxton Public Library
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