Paxton, Illinois Population 2024

4,182

Paxton is a city located in Ford County Illinois. Paxton has a 2024 population of 4,182. It is also the county seat of Ford County.Paxton is currently declining at a rate of -1.95% annually and its population has decreased by -5.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,445 in 2020.

The average household income in Paxton is $74,285 with a poverty rate of 9.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Paxton is 40.5 years, 37.7 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Paxton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paxton was:

  • White: 91.95%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Other race: 2.72%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,377.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.92% (-263)
The current population of Paxton, Illinois is 4,182 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,445.

Paxton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,88591.95%
Two or more races1303.08%
Other race1152.72%
Asian621.47%
Black or African American240.57%
Native American90.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Paxton Population by Race

Paxton Population Pyramid 2024

Paxton Median Age

40.5

Total

37.7

Male

44.6

Female

Paxton Adults

There are 3,247 adults, (854 of whom are seniors) in Paxton.

Paxton Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Paxton Sex Ratio

Female2,01647.72%
Male2,20952.28%

Paxton Population by Age

Paxton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7352.3376.523.5
Married8243.1995.84.2
Non Family7331.0950.949.1
Female1563.6395.54.5
Male222.5977.322.7
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Paxton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Paxton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,997

Average Earnings

$55,750

Average Male

$43,313

Average Female

Paxton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paxton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Paxton Language

95.13% of Paxton residents speak only English, while 4.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.7% of the population.

Paxton Language

Paxton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,6513499.56%
Hispanic205136.34%
Multiple9899.18%
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9.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.88%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paxton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paxton is White, with 9.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paxton is Hispanic, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.4%.

Paxton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.95%
Some College10.7%
Less Than 9th Grade5.42%
Bachelors or Greater
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Paxton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.33%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed4.47%
Female Unemployed
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Paxton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paxton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Paxton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Paxton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Paxton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Paxton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

262

Number of Veterans

205

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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Paxton Veterans by War

count

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Paxton Veterans by Age

count

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Paxton Veterans by Race

Paxton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paxton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Paxton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Paxton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Paxton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.02%

Born in Paxton

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Paxton residents were born in the United States, with 85.02% having been born in Illinois. 0.85% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,767-83-2.16%
20283,850-83-2.11%
20273,933-83-2.07%
20264,016-83-2.02%
20254,099-83-1.98%
20244,182-83-1.95%
20234,265-83-1.91%
20224,348-83-1.87%
20214,431-14-0.31%
20204,4453147.6%
20194,131-83-1.97%
20184,214-18-0.43%
20174,232-15-0.35%
20164,247-63-1.46%
20154,310-7-0.16%
20144,317-74-1.69%
20134,391-54-1.21%
20124,44550.11%
20114,440-66-1.46%
20104,506-19-0.42%
20004,5252365.5%
19904,289310.73%
19804,258-115-2.63%
19704,37330.07%
19604,37057515.15%
19503,79568922.18%
19403,1062147.4%
19302,892-141-4.65%
19203,0331214.16%
19102,912-124-4.08%
19003,036
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Paxton Population by Year