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The Town of Paxton had a population of 665 as of July 1, 2016. Paxton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paxton is located at latitude 30.9742 and longitude -86.3067 in Walton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Walton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 318 feet.

The Town of Paxton (GNIS ID: 2407083) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Paxton is located within Paxton-Darlington CCD of Walton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paxton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Paxton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 665
Population in Households 665
Population in Familes 541
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $91,270
Average Home Value $129,643


Median Household Income $38,516
Average Household Income $47,889
Per Capita Income $19,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 1.52%
Households 0.43% 1.46%
Families -0.09% 1.37%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Paxton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paxton to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 800 13th
Population Density1 # 843 8th
Diversity Index2 # 683 26th
Median Household Income # 648 30th
Per Capita Income # 683 26th

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