Paxton, Ford County, Illinois

Paxton: City in Ford County, Illinois

About

Paxton is a city located in the county of Ford in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,473 and a population density of 585 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,117 inhabitants.

The city was created 163 years ago in 1858.

Quick Facts about Paxton

Population : 4,117 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Ford 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 (163 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 14:58:01 (7th August 2022)
Density : 538 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.65% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Paxton is located at 40°27'37"N 88°5'43"W (40.4603100, -88.0953200).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Paxton decreased by 8.65% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,473 - census
2011 4,440 -0.74% estimation process
2012 4,444 0.09% estimation process
2013 4,390 -1.23% estimation process
2014 4,315 -1.74% estimation process
2015 4,309 -0.14% estimation process
2016 4,248 -1.44% estimation process
2017 4,233 -0.35% estimation process
2018 4,212 -0.5% estimation process
2019 4,125 -2.11% estimation process
2020 4,117 -0.19% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 91,765
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 79,166
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 15.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 89,137
April 1, 2010 Population : 76,036
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.3%
People over 65 (%) : 19.2%
Female persons, % : 51.4%
White only, percent : 57.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.6%
Asians alone % : 2.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 64.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 29.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 3,597
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 22.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.6%

Paxton zip code is 60957. County name: Ford, County fips: 17053

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $281,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,743
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $611
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,084
2015-2019 Households : 32,470
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.73
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 80.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 229,224
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 262,397
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 48,651
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 862,945
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,882
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,669
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,211
Percentage of people living in poverty : 16.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 6,222
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,893
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,740
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,883
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,085
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 289
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,732
2010 population per square mile : 2,605.7
2010 land area in square miles : 29.18

People born in Paxton (6)

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

List

  • 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, IL

Code Name City ZIP
143181 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana Urbana (IL) 61801

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Paxton, IL

Code Name Address Type
RTL Rantoul West Sangamon and North Kentucky Aves. RAIL
GLM Gilman US Hwy 24 & West Wenona St. RAIL
CHM Illinois Terminal 45 East University Ave. RAIL
DVI Danville, Illinois 379 Lynch Road BUS
PON Pontiac station 721 West Washington St. RAIL

Post offices near Paxton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Paxton Post Office Paxton (IL) 60957

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Paxton , Massachusetts city in Ford County, Illinois with a population of 5,008 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 Ford County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ford County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Gibson City 3,233 City in Ford County, Illinois, United States
Piper City 746 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Melvin 410 Village in Illinois, USA
Roberts 328 Settlement in Illinois, USA
Elliott 269 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Sibley 251 Village in Illinois
Kempton 206 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Paxton distances to largest Illinois cities