For population 25 years and over in Paxton:
For population 15 years and over in Paxton city:
81 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,247 (2.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (25.5 miles , pop. 67,518).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (98.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Loda, IL (2.0 miles ), Ludlow, IL (2.3 miles ), Elliott, IL (3.0 miles ), Buckley, IL (3.2 miles ), Rankin, IL (3.2 miles ), Rantoul, IL (3.3 miles ), Melvin, IL (3.3 miles ), Gifford, IL (3.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.46 N, Longitude: 88.10 W
Area code: 217
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Paxton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +217 (+5.0%).
Work and jobs in Paxton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Paxton, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Paxton-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Paxton city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Paxton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Paxton center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Paxton center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ford County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Airports located in Paxton:
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Amtrak station near Paxton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxton:
Public high school in Paxton:
See full list of schools located in Paxton, School District: PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 10
Public elementary/middle schools in Paxton:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.7%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
148 people in nursing homes in 2000
31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Paxton compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Paxton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Paxton (based on Ford County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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Paxton government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,281 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,923 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Paxton fatal accident list:
Jun 18, 2002 05:00 PM, Market, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 7, 1997 11:55 PM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1975 05:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total average daily traffic: 32,459
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,556
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paxton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paxton, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paxton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Paxton)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2013.