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Paxton is a city in Ford County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Sir William Paxton
The latitude of Paxton is 40.460N. The longitude is -88.095W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,486.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paxton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60957 ZIP code.
35% of Paxton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paxton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paxton was $18,617, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Paxton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Paxton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.
Libraries in Paxton include Paxton Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Ford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paxton political report.
The average commute time for Paxton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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