Paxton, IL Population

Population: 4,525. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,534 (+0.2% change)
Males: 2,172 (48.0%), Females: 2,353 (52.0%)

Ford County

Zip code: 60957

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $37,804
Median house value: $69,000

Races in Paxton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.6%), Irish (13.0%), English (12.3%), Swedish (9.6%), United States (6.2%), French (3.4%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Map of Paxton, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Paxton

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paxton city

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +217 (+5.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Paxton:

  • GIBSON AREA HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; URBANA, IL)
  • COVENANT MEDICAL CTR CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (about 26 miles; URBANA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paxton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 32 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 56 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • DECATUR (about 68 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Paxton:

  • PAXTON (about 3 miles; PAXTON, IL; Abbreviation: 1C1)
  • RANTOUL NATL AVN CNTR-FRANK ELLIOTT FLD (about 13 miles; RANTOUL, IL; Abbreviation: TIP)
  • FRASCA FIELD (about 24 miles; URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: C16)

Amtrak station near Paxton:

  • 11 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 26 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 28 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)

Public high school in Paxton:

  • PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: PO BOX 50; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Paxton:

  • CLARA PETERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: PO BOX 50; Grades: PK – 03)
  • PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA JR HIGH SCH (Students: 322; Location: PO BOX 50; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LODA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: P O BOX 50; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • WEST LAWN SCHOOL (Location: 425 E ORLEANS; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in Paxton:

  • PAXTON CARNEGIE LIB. (Operating income: $100,282; Location: 254 S MARKET; 23,840 books; 351 audio materials; 656 video materials; 92 serial subscriptions)

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