The City of Paxton had a population of 4,307 as of July 1, 2020.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Paxton: Prairie City, Prospect City.
|Total Population||4,307 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,093 (95.0%)|
|Population in Families||3,308 (76.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||214 ( 5.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,751|
|Average Household Income||$63,557|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,753|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,939 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,167 (60.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||581 (30.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||191 ( 9.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$99,548|
|Average Home Value||$125,429|
|Housing Affordability Index3||231|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.98%|
|Per Capita Income||2.01%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.57%|
The table below compares Paxton to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 363||74th|
|Population Density||# 492||64th|
|Median Household Income||# 1029||25th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 646||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 979||29th|
|Diversity Index||# 498||64th|
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