Paxton, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Paxton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Paxton had a population of 693 as of July 1, 2018. Paxton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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.

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Paxton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 693
Population in Households 693
Population in Familes 561
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 186
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $38,796
Average Household Income $48,880
Per Capita Income $19,649


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $99,576
Average Home Value $153,605


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.89% 1.54%
Households 0.82% 1.4%
Families 0.42% 1.42%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   4.21%

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, 2018 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 # 798 13th
Population Density # 843 8th
Diversity Index # 713 23rd
Median Household Income # 714 22nd
Per Capita Income # 726 21st

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