Paxton, Illinois Population 2021

3,951
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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.

Paxton Demographics

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

  • White: 90.88%
  • Other race: 4.72%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paxton, Illinois is 3,951 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,212.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,473.

Paxton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,83590.88%
Some Other Race1994.72%
Black or African American1042.46%
Asian441.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.66%
Two or More Races100.24%
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Paxton Population by Race

Paxton Population Pyramid $2021

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Paxton Median Age

40.5


Total

35.8


Male

42.3


Female

Paxton Adults

There are 3,118 adults, (673 of whom are seniors) in Paxton.

Paxton Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Paxton Sex Ratio

Female

2,254

53.41%

Male

1,966

46.59%

Paxton Population by Age

Paxton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paxton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.9%8.1%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female42.5%57.5%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paxton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7292.3368.4
Married7613.0291.9
Non Family6731.1150.1
Female2593.4742.5
Male362.53100

3.08

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Paxton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade863.06%
9th to 12th Grade1475.24%
High School Graduate96234.26%
Some College65823.43%
Associates Degree33211.82%
Bachelors Degree43315.42%
Graduate Degree1906.77%
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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
White2,5512,397569
Hispanic1266418
Other Race621818
Black5950
Asian443636
Native American2828

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 81.82%.

Paxton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,722$49,375$32,008
Less Than 9th Grade$15,938$$
High School Graduate$30,557$39,375$26,563
Some College$47,674$51,313$33,542
Bachelors Degree$45,234$54,007$40,885
Graduate Degree$56,602$$56,602

$42,722

Average Earnings

$49,375

Average Male

$32,008

Average Female

Paxton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paxton Language by Age

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Paxton Language

92.16% of Paxton residents speak only English, while 7.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.30% of the population.

Paxton Language

Paxton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,59936210.06%
Hispanic2689234.33%
Other1998442.21%

11.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.81%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paxton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paxton is Other, with 42.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paxton is White, with 10.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.18%.

Paxton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.67%
High School9.71%
Some College7.71%
Bachelors or Greater1.78%

Paxton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed7.93%
Male Employed3.41%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Paxton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paxton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,917$63,112
Families$65,227$78,815
Married Families$88,345-
Non Families$30,956$38,259
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Income by Household Type

Paxton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

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 35-44.

Paxton Marital Status by Race

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Paxton Marital Status

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271

Number of Veterans

242

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam102
First Gulf War67
Korea29
Second Gulf War29
World War II

Paxton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5485
55 to 6468
75+60
65 to 7458
18 to 34

Paxton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2548.82%
Native American1760.71%

Paxton Veterans by Race

Paxton Veterans by Education

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5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paxton Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

3%

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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76.64%

Born in Paxton

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Paxton residents were born in the United States, with 76.64% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,951-87-2.15%
20204,038-87-2.11%
20194,125-87-2.07%
20184,212-21-0.50%
20174,233-15-0.35%
20164,248-61-1.42%
20154,309-6-0.14%
20144,315-75-1.71%
20134,390-54-1.22%
20124,44440.09%
20114,440-66-1.46%
20104,506-19-0.04%
20004,5252360.54%
19904,289310.07%
19804,258-115-0.27%
19704,37330.01%
19604,3705751.42%
19503,7956892.02%
19403,1062140.72%
19302,892-141-0.47%
19203,0331210.41%
19102,912-124-0.42%
19003,0360.00%

Paxton Population by Year