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Demographics

People

Total Population4,236
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+1,948
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,081
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,393
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,635

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,225
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$588
Median House Value$96,300

Ancestry

German33.1%
Irish18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
English10.2%
Swedish4.7%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.8%
Norwegian1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Paxton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ford County
Standard Zip Codes60957
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.45
Approximate Longitude-88.09

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)

StationPAXTON 2 WSW
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationRANTOUL
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationGIBSON CITY
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buckley542$62,813
Elliott250$60,000
Loda317$45,000
Ludlow439$50,208
Melvin540$40,893
Rankin548$53,000

Paxton Public Libraries

Paxton Carnegie Library
254 SOUTH MARKET STREET
Paxton, Illinois
(217) 379-3431

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Paxton Public Schools

Clara Peterson Elem School
700 Panther Way
ZIP: 60957
(217) 379-2531
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Paxton-buckley-loda High School
700 Panther Way
ZIP: 60957
(217) 379-4331
High
Total Enrollment 438
Paxton-buckley-loda Jr High Sch
700 Panther Way
ZIP: 60957
(217) 379-9202
Middle
Total Enrollment 340
Pbl Eastlawn
700 Panther Way
ZIP: 60957
(217) 379-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
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