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Population in 2012: 4,448 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 

Males: 2,107  (47.4%)
Females: 2,341  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  40.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60957.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,441 (it was $37,804 in 2000)
Paxton:

$47,441
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,966

Paxton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,025 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Paxton:

$80,025
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,228; Detached houses: $104,753; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,333; Mobile homes: $9,592

Median gross rent in 2012: $607.

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  • White alone - 4,148 (94.4%)
  • Hispanic - 152 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 54 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paxton: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.0%), United States (19.2%), Irish (13.3%), English (7.0%), Swedish (4.6%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/11/1872

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,997 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Paxton:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paxton city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

80 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Paxton, Illinois as of December 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Paxton to the number of sex offenders is 445 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,146 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,832 (2.1%)

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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:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $33,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $266,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.46 N, Longitude: 88.10 W

Area code: 217

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Crime rates in Paxton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011000000N/A00
per 100,000 0.00.022.122.10.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.0
Rapes 0100220101N/A10
per 100,000 0.022.10.00.044.644.20.022.00.022.1N/A22.30.0
Robberies 1200012010N/A80
per 100,000 22.144.20.00.00.022.144.10.022.00.0N/A178.30.0
Assaults 28885271917139N/A14
per 100,000 44.2176.8176.8176.9111.5597.1419.1373.5286.0199.1N/A22.390.0
Burglaries 10142121191324192419N/A2117
per 100,000 221.0309.4464.1464.4423.5287.5529.3417.4528.1420.3N/A468.1382.6
Thefts 66544949776961686351N/A5337
per 100,000 1458.61193.41082.91083.61716.51525.91345.41493.81386.11128.1N/A1181.5832.8
Auto thefts 62222223133N/A2
per 100,000 132.644.244.244.244.644.244.165.922.066.468.1N/A45.0
Arson 2000000010N/A20
per 100,000 44.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.022.00.0N/A44.60.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 104.0144.9165.4165.5166.4256.2199.3194.1164.4143.0N/AN/A85.0

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Crime rate in Paxton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Paxton:

  • PAXTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 651 E PELLS ST)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER - FORD COUNTY (Nursing Home, 1240 NORTH MARKET STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF PAXTON (Nursing Home, 1001 EAST PELLS STREET)
  • ILLINOIS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HOME (Nursing Home, 450 FULTON STREET P O BOX 49)

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Airports located in Paxton:


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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/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxton:

  • Parkland College (about 26 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,831)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 26 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 48 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois State University (about 48 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Heartland Community College (about 49 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 50 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 2,889)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)

Public high school in Paxton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Paxton:

See full list of schools located in Paxton, School District: PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 10

Library in Paxton:

  • PAXTON CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $129,188; Location: 254 SOUTH MARKET STREET; 26,834 books; 500 e-books; 327 audio materials; 1,052 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Paxton: Paxton City Hall (A), Paxton Carnegie Library (B), Middlecoff Mansion (C), Paxton Fire Protection District (D), Ford County Jail (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paxton include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Evangelical Covenant Church (B), Federated Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D), First Southern Baptist Church (E), Paxton Church of Christ (F), Paxton United Methodist Church (G), Saint Marys Catholic Church (H), Westminister Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pells Park (1), Glen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Paxton include: Belson Park (1), Fulton Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Ford County Government - Circuit Court Clerk (106 Court House).

 
Ford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

2.04
U.S.:

4.12
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

28.3
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.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.1%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.8% 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)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Paxton, IL

168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Paxton (2011 data):

  • First National Bank in Paxton: Plaza Facility at 101 South Market Street, branch established on 1969/07/01; First National Bank In Paxton at 106 North Market Street, branch established on 1933/10/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $72.5 mil, Deposits: $63.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Agricultural Banking Corporation
  • Busey Bank: Paxton Branch at 140 West Center Street, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2010/01/25: Bank assets: $3,345.6 mil, Deposits: $2,767.4 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: First Busey Corporation
  • Farmers-Merchants National Bank of Paxton: Farmers-Merchants National Bank Of P at 101 North Taft Street, branch established on 1914/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $107.5 mil, Deposits: $92.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Bancorp Of Illinois, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Paxton travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Paxton city (based on Ford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.23%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents28.5%20.2%17.6%6.2%5.7%
Congregations21.1%15.8%15.8%5.3%5.3%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.9%2.7%6.3%
Congregations2.6%2.6%7.9%2.6%21.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Ford County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ford County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Ford County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

27.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,244$38,9280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$2,311
Police Protection - Officers 6$29,291$58,5820$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,987$35,9692$952
Health 0$0 2$465
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$399
Sewerage 3$10,076$40,3042$1,311
Water Supply 2$8,099$48,5940$0
Local Libraries 1$1,858$22,2966$3,148
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,226
Totals for Government 18$67,555$45,03727$9,812

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $238,000 ($53.51)
    Central Staff Services: $167,000 ($37.54)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($13.49)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $474,000 ($106.56)
    Water Utilities: $342,000 ($76.89)
    Police Protection: $329,000 ($73.97)
    General - Other: $201,000 ($45.19)
    Sewerage: $195,000 ($43.84)
    Financial Administration: $185,000 ($41.59)
    Libraries: $97,000 ($21.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000 ($8.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($5.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $43,000 ($9.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $109,000 ($24.51)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($6.07)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($3.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($3.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $750,000 ($168.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($6.97)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $267,000 ($60.03)
    All Other: $175,000 ($39.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($3.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($1.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $98,000 ($22.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $39,000 ($8.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $400,000 ($89.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $800,000 ($179.86)
    Water Utilities: $182,000 ($40.92)
    Highways: $140,000 ($31.47)
    All Other: $18,000 ($4.05)
  • Tax - Property: $491,000 ($110.39)
    NEC: $85,000 ($19.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $520,000 ($116.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $465,000 ($104.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($12.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,507,000 ($563.62)

7.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Champaign County, IL  1.90% ($30,343 average AGI)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.98% ($31,963)
from McLean County, IL  0.54% ($25,067)


7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Champaign County, IL  2.32% ($34,481 average AGI)
to Iroquois County, IL  1.02% ($36,053)
to McLean County, IL  0.48% ($26,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJCI (1460 AM; 1 kW; RANTOUL, IL)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGCY (106.3 FM; GIBSON CITY, IL; Owner: F & G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WHPO (100.9 FM; HOOPESTON, IL; Owner: MARKET STREET BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Paxton:

  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Paxton, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Paxton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paxton, IL

Most common first names in Paxton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5173.5 years
John4878.0 years
Robert4274.7 years
George4279.7 years
Charles3679.0 years
James3573.6 years
Dorothy3177.8 years
Mary2578.7 years
Ruth2385.9 years
Edna2283.9 years
Most common last names in Paxton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5179.3 years
Anderson4482.4 years
Swanson2983.1 years
Smith2778.1 years
Carlson2480.0 years
Peterson2382.3 years
Nelson2082.3 years
Thompson1977.6 years
Brown1781.6 years
Jones1681.6 years
Businesses in Paxton, IL
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul1
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