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, Paxton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paxton are a mix 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 (14.85%), management occupations (8.32%), and personal care services (7.16%).
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Paxton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Paxton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.74% of adults in Paxton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Paxton in 2010 was $24,983, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,932 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.