Paxton, Florida

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Population in 2013: 706 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 360  (51.1%)
Females: 346  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32567.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,508 (it was $24,625 in 2000)
Paxton:

$32,508
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,632 (it was $14,108 in 2000)

Paxton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,043 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Paxton:

$59,043
FL:

$153,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $684.

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  • Races in Paxton, FL (2010)

    Paxton races chart
    • 56888.2%White alone
    • 223.4%Black alone
    • 172.6%American Indian alone
    • 162.5%Hispanic
    • 152.3%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Paxton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Paxton: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (60.6%), English (7.8%), Irish (7.8%), German (4.2%), Dutch (1.4%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 314 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 181 people per square mile   (very low).

Paxton,FL real estate house value index trend

Paxton, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Paxton:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paxton town:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 24.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $207 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $294 (0.6%)

Paxton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (50.9 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (95.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (547.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Florala, AL (1.5 miles ), Lockhart, AL (1.8 miles ), Laurel Hill, FL (3.0 miles ), Paxton-Darlington, FL (3.1 miles ), Onycha, AL (4.1 miles ), Horn Hill, AL (4.3 miles ), Samson, AL (4.3 miles ), Falco, AL (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 30.98 N, Longitude: 86.31 W

Area code: 850

Paxton household income distribution Paxton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Paxton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Paxton, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paxton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Paxton town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paxton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 327.6 miles away from Paxton center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from Paxton center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 320.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walton County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Paxton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxton:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 33 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 36 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 56 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Troy University (about 61 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • The University of West Florida (about 62 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 64 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 65 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
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Notable location: Walton County Fire Rescue Station 1 Paxton Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Walton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Paxton compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Paxton (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Paxton Branch at 23259 Highway 331, branch established on 1964/04/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Florida average:

12.2

Paxton travel time to work - commute Paxton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Paxton town (based on Walton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,13381
Catholic3,6384
Mainline Protestant3,32420
Black Protestant1,26610
Other8765
None32,806-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Walton County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Walton County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Walton County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Walton County:

26.2%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,547$30,5640$0
Water Supply 2$5,315$31,8900$0
Other and Unallocable 2$3,911$23,4660$0
Totals for Government 5$11,773$28,2550$0

Paxton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $193,000 ($273.37)
    Financial Administration: $156,000 ($220.96)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($144.48)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($55.24)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($24.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $110,000 ($155.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $170,000 ($240.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Paxton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $103,000 ($145.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $72,000 ($101.98)
    Highways: $8,000 ($11.33)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $30,000 ($42.49)

Paxton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $46,000 ($65.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

10.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.82%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($677 average AGI)
Walton County:

0.14%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Okaloosa County, FL  2.89% ($38,565 average AGI)
from Bay County, FL  0.56% ($52,771)
from Holmes County, FL  0.23% ($26,977)


10.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Walton County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Okaloosa County, FL  2.79% ($37,367 average AGI)
to Bay County, FL  0.61% ($42,956)
to Holmes County, FL  0.28% ($20,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WKWL (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORALA, AL; Owner: FLORALA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paxton:

  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Paxton fatal accident list:

Jun 24, 2004 08:45 PM, Thomas Dr, Cr-147, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 11, 1984 05:30 AM, Jacksonsti, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 20, 1984 01:45 AM, 187(331), Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 16, 1984 02:50 PM, 187, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 7,807Total average daily traffic
  • 604Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,501Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Kirby, Paxton Hs, 21893 Us Hwy 331 N. (Lat: 30.974917 Lon: -86.304694), Type: 42.7, Overall height: 42.7 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • Scott Kirby, Paxton Hs, 21893 Us Hwy 331 N. (Lat: 30.974917 Lon: -86.304694), Type: 42.7, Overall height: 42.7 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 5 Mi Se (Lat: 30.946000 Lon: -86.237694), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WPNA356
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.543 MHz, 952.543 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012
    Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3000, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
  • PAXTON HS, 21893 Us Hwy. 331 N (Lat: 30.974917 Lon: -86.304694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: WQHJ641
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2007, Expiration Date: 08/15/2017, Certifier: Scott Kirby
    Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • PAXTON, Sandy Ramp Road (Lat: 30.945972 Lon: -86.237639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WEH711
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2022
    Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3245, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K4QBH, Licensee ID: L00396975
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: William W Mc Rae
    Registrant: William W Mc Rae, Paxton, FL 32538
  • Call Sign: KB6BXA, Licensee ID: L00396974
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Alice M Mc Rae
    Registrant: Alice M Mc Rae, Paxton, FL 32538
  • Call Sign: WD4RCO, Licensee ID: L00148768
    Grant Date: 08/26/1997, Expiration Date: 02/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2001
    Registrant: James D Curran, Paxton, FL 32538
  • Call Sign: KG4TQY, Licensee ID: L00527460
    Grant Date: 06/05/2002, Expiration Date: 06/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2002, Certifier: James D Curran
    Registrant: Paxton Amateur Radio Club, Paxton, FL 32538

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Paxton on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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