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Paxton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Paxton had a population of 4,362 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Paxton is located at latitude 40.4603 and longitude -88.0953 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paxton 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.

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

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Paxton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,362
Population in Households 4,149
Population in Familes 3,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 1,481
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $45,914
Average Household Income $63,197
Per Capita Income $27,120


Total Housing Units 1,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,228 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $91,707
Average Home Value $108,978


Total Households 1,751
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,127
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.56%
Households -0.25% -0.55%
Families -0.41% -0.68%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

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, 2018 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 # 361 74th
Population Density # 471 66th
Diversity Index # 503 63rd
Median Household Income # 1016 26th
Per Capita Income # 729 47th

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