Paxton is a city located in Ford County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Ford County. With a 2020 population of 3,951, it is the 372nd largest city in Illinois and the 5451st largest city in the United States . Paxton is currently declining at a rate of -2.15% annually and its population has decreased by -11.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,473 in 2010. Paxton reached it's highest population of 4,525 in 2000. Spanning over 3 miles, Paxton has a population density of 1,302 people per square mile.
The average household income in Paxton is $63,112 with a poverty rate of 11.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $655 per month, and the median house value is $94,800. The median age in Paxton is 40.5 years, 35.8 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.