Paxton, Massachusetts

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 4,806.
Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 2,404  (50.0%)
Females: 2,402  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01612.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $117,891 (it was $72,039 in 2000)
Paxton:

$117,891
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $50,309 (it was $29,573 in 2000)

Paxton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $373,284 (it was $171,600 in 2000)
Paxton:

$373,284
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $345,896; detached houses: $359,605; townhouses or other attached units: $293,904; in 2-unit structures: $294,624; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,728; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,605; mobile homes: $74,819; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,048
March 2019 cost of living index in Paxton: 135.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Paxton, MA (2010)
    • 4,44592.5%White alone
    • 1513.1%Hispanic
    • 921.9%Black alone
    • 621.3%Asian alone
    • 491.0%Two or more races
    • 30.06%American Indian alone
    • 30.06%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Paxton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.6)
2
(41.0)
2
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(370.8)
3
(65.3)
2
(44.0)
1
(21.8)
4
(83.0)
5
(103.4)
2
(41.1)
2
(41.0)
5
(102.6)
4
(82.3)
5
(102.6)
2
(40.9)
2
(40.9)
6
(121.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(218.1)
4
(87.1)
10
(220.0)
6
(131.0)
12
(249.0)
12
(248.2)
16
(328.9)
10
(204.8)
10
(205.1)
9
(185.1)
5
(102.6)
5
(102.2)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(218.1)
15
(326.7)
17
(374.0)
15
(327.5)
10
(207.5)
13
(268.9)
19
(390.6)
14
(286.7)
9
(184.6)
12
(246.8)
10
(205.2)
12
(245.3)
12
(245.5)
9
(182.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(21.8)
2
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.6)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
2
(40.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index113.035.745.828.448.567.065.068.475.139.370.425.127.268.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Paxton, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 19 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Massachusetts average:

2.37
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Paxton, MA forum
Recent posts about Paxton, Massachusetts on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Paxton is mentioned 197 times on our forum:
Mass move  (93 replies)
Under $250k any Massachusetts single family house with yard  (117 replies)
Worcester MA move considerations questions  (63 replies)
Buying a house in Sterling, MA  (51 replies)
Are people in Rutland Massachusetts racists  (142 replies)
Relocating from Texas for child with autism  (54 replies)

Latest news from Paxton, MA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Irish (25.6%), English (16.4%), Italian (15.3%), French (12.4%), Polish (8.5%), German (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 1158 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

Paxton, Massachusetts map

340 residents are foreign born (5.1% Europe, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

This town:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Paxton town:

1.5% ($2,584)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (6.5 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (42.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (142.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Rutland, MA (2.1 miles ),
Holden, MA (2.1 miles ),
Leicester, MA (2.3 miles ),
Spencer, MA (2.4 miles ),
Worcester, MA (2.5 miles ),
Oakham, MA (2.6 miles ),
West Boylston, MA (2.8 miles ),
Auburn, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 71.92 W

Distribution of median household income in Paxton, MA in 2019
Paxton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $267,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $314,800
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $348,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Paxton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Paxton, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Paxton, MA
Historical housing units in Paxton, MA
Most common industries in Paxton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (3.0%)
  • Utilities (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Paxton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Paxton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paxton, Massachusetts average temperatures Paxton, Massachusetts average precipitation Paxton, Massachusetts humidity Paxton, Massachusetts wind speed Paxton, Massachusetts snowfall Paxton, Massachusetts sunshine Paxton, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.538. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.538
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.71
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Paxton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Paxton town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paxton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from Paxton center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from Paxton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paxton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paxton:

  • OUR LADY OF MERCY HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • MEDICAL CTR OF CENTRAL MASS-HOLDEN (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HOLDEN, MA)
  • JEWISH HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • WACHUSETT EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOLDEN, MA)
  • JEWISH HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • HOLDEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOLDEN, MA)
  • HOLDEN REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOLDEN, MA)

Amtrak station near Paxton:

  • 8 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Paxton:

  • Anna Maria College (Full-time enrollment: 1,195; Location: 50 Sunset Lane; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.annamaria.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxton:

  • Assumption College (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester State University (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Clark University (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 21 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)

Public elementary/middle school in Paxton:

  • PAXTON CENTER (Students: 501, Location: 19 WEST STREET, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Paxton

Library in Paxton:

  • RICHARDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $184,821; Location: 44 RICHARDS AVE.; 23,980 books; 1,504 audio materials; 2,256 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Paxton: Paxton Fire Department (A), Richards Memorial Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Paxton: First Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mooreland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Streeter Pond (A), Harrington Pond (B), Pine Hill Reservoir (C), Kettle Brook Reservoir Number Three (D), Kettle Brook Reservoir Number Four (E), Eames Pond (F), Asnebumskit Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bumbo Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: David Goodman (Medal of Honor) - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Paxton and their reported violations in the past:

PAXTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3,608, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

80.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.9%
Whole state:

4.4%
510 people in college/university student housing in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Paxton in 2000:

  • 381 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Paxton (2011 data):

  • Barre Savings Bank: Paxton Branch at 713 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1991/06/24. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $144.3 mil, Deposits: $108.5 mil, headquarters in Barre, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Country Bank for Savings: Paxton Branch at 687 Pleasant Street, branch established on 2004/06/10. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Paxton:

Marital status in Paxton, MA
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Paxton:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paxton, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worcester County:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)

Businesses in Paxton, MA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paxton:

  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Paxton:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Paxton: David Goodman.

Paxton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Paxton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Paxton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paxton, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paxton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Paxton)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fires - 22 took place in 2015, and the least - 4 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paxton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (68.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (13.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paxton, MA
    • 16568.8%Structure Fires
    • 3313.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2912.1%Outside Fires
    • 135.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paxton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paxton, MA
  • 92.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paxton, MA
  • 84.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.1%Electricity


Paxton compared to Massachusetts 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 12 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert L. Dulaney (6)
  • Reinhold Ludwig (5)
  • John Harrell (5)
  • John R. Pennace (4)
  • Jeffrey M. Dow (4)
  • Paul Barry Riches (3)
  • James D. Van De Ven (2)
  • Jeffrey A. Rocha (2)
  • Fioleda Prifti (2)
  • Ronald H. Chand (1)

Total of 41 patent applications in 2008-2021.