Paw Paw, IL Population

Population: 852. Estimated population in July 2020: 857 (+0.6% change)
Males: 425 (49.9%), Females: 427 (50.1%)

Lee County

Zip code: 61353

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $37,562
Median house value: $89,900

Races in Paw Paw:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (30.5%), Irish (13.5%), English (11.9%), Swedish (5.8%), United States (5.3%), French (4.2%).

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Map of Paw Paw, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Paw Paw

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paw Paw village

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+5.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Paw Paw:

  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; MENDOTA, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; ROCHELLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paw Paw:

  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 35 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 48 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • ROCK CO (about 64 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Paw Paw:

  • EARLVILLE (about 9 miles; EARLVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: C94)
  • BRESSON (about 10 miles; COMPTON, IL; Abbreviation: C82)
  • ROCHELLE MUNI AIRPORT-KORITZ FIELD (about 15 miles; ROCHELLE, IL; Abbreviation: RPJ)

Amtrak station near Paw Paw:

  • 14 miles: MENDOTA (8TH ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paw Paw:

  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; ELGIN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,077)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 56 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)

Public high school in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: PO BOX 37; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: PO BOX 37; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW P.L.D. (Operating income: $36,297; Location: 362 CHICAGO ROAD; 17,515 books; 397 audio materials; 81 video materials; 42 serial subscriptions)

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