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Paxton, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Paxton had a population of 4,453 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Paxton is located at latitude 40.4563 and longitude -88.1034 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Paxton (GNIS ID: 2396167) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Paxton is located within Township of Patton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paxton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paxton: Prairie City, Prospect City.


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Paxton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,453
Population in Households 4,240
Population in Familes 3,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 1,512
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,776
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,148
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,299 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 477 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $85,997
Average Home Value $100,501
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,968
Average Household Income $59,119
Per Capita Income $25,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.27%
Households -0.11% -0.26%
Families -0.25% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Paxton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paxton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 357 74th
Population Density1 # 463 66th
Diversity Index2 # 517 62nd
Median Household Income # 965 30th
Per Capita Income # 718 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.