Paxton is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,357 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Paxton is the 348th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Paxton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paxton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paxton who work in office and administrative support (15.45%), personal care services (7.53%), and management occupations (7.38%).
Also of interest is that Paxton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Paxton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Paxton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.57% of adults in Paxton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Paxton in 2010 was $24,924, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,696 for a family of four. However, Paxton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paxton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paxton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paxton include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Paxton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.