Paxton, Illinois Population 2022

4,446
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Paxton is a city located in Ford County Illinois. Paxton has a 2020 population of 4,446. It is also the county seat of Ford County. Paxton is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,450 in 2010.

The average household income in Paxton is $63,112 with a poverty rate of 11.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $640 per month, and the median house value is $97,700. The median age in Paxton is 40.5 years, 35.8 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Paxton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paxtonwas:

  • White: 91.39%
  • Other race: 4.71%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paxton, Illinois is 4,446 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,450.

Paxton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,72591.39%
Black or African American791.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.34%
Asian441.08%
Some Other Race1924.71%
Two or More Races220.54%
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Paxton Population by Race

Paxton Population Pyramid 2022

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Paxton Median Age

38.9


Total

36


Male

41.8


Female

Paxton Adults

There are 3,014 adults, (745 of whom are seniors) in Paxton.

Paxton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Paxton Sex Ratio

Female

2,096

51.42%

Male

1,980

48.58%

Paxton Population by Age

Paxton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paxton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married93.8%6.3%
All72.5%27.5%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Female45.3%54.7%

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paxton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6632.3472.5
Married8162.9993.8
Male362.31100
Female2233.3945.3
Non Family5881.0551.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Paxton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade521.90%
9th to 12th Grade1445.25%
High School Graduate95934.97%
Some College64223.41%
Associates Degree32011.67%
Bachelors Degree43615.90%
Graduate Degree1896.89%
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Paxton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian444444
Other Race681717
White2,5272,403564
Hispanic1164817
Native American1414
Black4137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,530$50,781$29,871
Less Than 9th Grade$16,875$30,580$16,000
High School Graduate$28,722$33,860$22,292
Some College$47,469$52,224$30,000
Bachelors Degree$43,397$54,167$40,417
Graduate Degree$56,394$$56,346

$40,530

Average Earnings

$50,781

Average Male

$29,871

Average Female

Paxton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paxton Language by Age

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Paxton Language

92.96% of Paxton residents speak only English, while 7.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.24% of the population.

Paxton Language

Paxton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,4993309.43%
Other108NaN%
Hispanic25411545.28%

11.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.40%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paxton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paxton is White, with 9.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paxton is Hispanic, with 45.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.87%.

Paxton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.50%
High School11.86%
Some College6.58%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Paxton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.90%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed10.97%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Paxton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paxton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,716$67,381
Families$71,359$84,678
Married Families$92,703-
Non Families$25,385$32,360
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Income by Household Type

Paxton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Paxton Married by Age and Sex

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Paxton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Paxton Marital Status by Race

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Paxton Marital Status

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271

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War73
Vietnam66
Korea25
World War II

Paxton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5486
55 to 6453
65 to 7451
75+81

Paxton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2579.14%
Native American14100.00%

Paxton Veterans by Race

Paxton Veterans by Education

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3.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paxton Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Paxton Employment by Age

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Paxton Employment by Race

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Paxton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.70%

Born in Paxton

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Paxton residents were born in the United States, with 78.70% having been born in Illinois. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paxton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,0360.00%
19102,912-124-0.42%
19203,0331210.41%
19302,892-141-0.47%
19403,1062140.72%
19503,7956892.02%
19604,3705751.42%
19704,37330.01%
19804,258-115-0.27%
19904,289310.07%
20004,5252360.54%
20104,473-52-0.12%
20114,471-2-0.04%
20124,469-2-0.04%
20134,467-2-0.04%
20144,465-2-0.04%
20154,463-2-0.04%
20164,461-2-0.04%
20174,459-2-0.04%
20184,457-2-0.04%
20194,455-2-0.04%
20204,450-5-0.11%
20214,448-2-0.04%
20224,446-2-0.04%

Paxton Population by Year