Paxton, Massachusetts

Paxton: City in Ford County, Illinois


Paxton is a city located in the county of Worcester in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,806 and a population density of 628 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,008 inhabitants.

The city was created 165 years ago in 1858.

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Location of Paxton on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Paxton

Population : 5,008 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Worcester County
Postal code : 60957
Phone Area Codes : 217
Area : 7.65 km2
Altitude : 2,618 feet / 798 meters
Capital city : Paxton is capital of Ford County
Establishment : January 01, 1859 (165 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:34:28 (29th February 2024)
Density : 655 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.03% (2010-2020)
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Paxton is located at 42°18'40"N 71°55'41"W (42.3112000, -71.9281300).

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The population of Paxton increased by 4.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,806 - census
2011 4,845 0.8% estimation process
2012 4,818 -0.56% estimation process
2013 4,824 0.12% estimation process
2014 4,818 -0.12% estimation process
2015 4,809 -0.19% estimation process
2016 4,839 0.62% estimation process
2017 4,936 1.97% estimation process
2018 4,955 0.38% estimation process
2019 4,963 0.16% estimation process
2020 5,008 0.9% estimation process

Paxton zip code is 01612. County name: Worcester, County fips: 25027

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People born in Paxton (6)

People born in Paxton, including musician Earl Peterson, aviator Curtiss LaQ. Day, United States navy officer William H. Plackett, .


  • Tom Meents (American monster truck driver) he was born in 10/07/1967
  • Edward Franklin Buchner (American academic and scholar in education studies) he was born in 01/01/1868
  • Angie Lee (American university administrator) she was born in 01/01/1965

Schools in Paxton

College & universities near Paxton, MA

Code Name City ZIP
164492 Anna Maria College Paxton (MA) 01612-1198

Stations (32)

Amtrak & bus stations near Paxton, MA

Code Name Address Type
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
AMM Amherst, Massachusetts 13 Railroad St. RAIL
NHT Union Station 170 Pleasant Street RAIL
SPG Springfield Union Station 66 Lyman St. RAIL

Post offices near Paxton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Holden Post Office Holden (MA) 01520

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Paxton , Illinois city in Ford County, Illinois with a population of 4,117 people.
  • Paxton , Ohio former village in Clermont County, Ohio, United States with a population of 2,081 people.
  • Paxton , Florida town in Walton County, Florida with a population of 888 people.
  • Paxton , Nebraska human settlement in Keith County, Nebraska, United States of America with a population of 487 people.
  • Paxton , Kansas township in Logan County, Kansas with a population of 28 people.

Other cities in Worcester County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Worcester County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Worcester 184,570 The second most populous city in Massachusetts.
Leominster 41,548 The largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Fitchburg 40,310 The county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Shrewsbury 38,910 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Milford 28,965 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Gardner 20,585 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Holden 19,259 Town in Massachusetts
Grafton 19,082 Town in Massachusetts
Westborough 19,063 Town in Massachusetts
Webster 16,822 City in Massachusetts, US
Southbridge 16,788 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Auburn 16,701 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Northbridge 16,621 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Northborough 15,038 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Uxbridge 14,352 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Millbury 13,973 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Paxton distances to largest Massachusetts cities