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.
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.
|Population in Households||4,240|
|Population in Familes||3,437|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||213|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$44,968|
|Average Household Income||$59,119|
|Per Capita Income||$25,282|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.22%|
|Per Capita Income||1.09%|
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.
|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.