Paxton, Florida

Paxton is a town in Walton County, Florida, United States. The population was 644 as of the 2010 census. Located near Britton Hill on the Alabama–Florida state line, the town has the highest elevation of any in Florida.

Paxton, Florida
Paxton Town Hall, September 2014.
Paxton Town Hall, September 2014.
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°58′43″N 86°18′42″W / 30.97861°N 86.31167°W / 30.97861; -86.31167Coordinates: 30°58′43″N 86°18′42″W / 30.97861°N 86.31167°W / 30.97861; -86.31167
Country United States
State Florida
County Walton
Area
 • Total4.01 sq mi (10.38 km2)
 • Land3.72 sq mi (9.64 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
Elevation
318 ft (97 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total644
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
856
 • Density229.86/sq mi (88.76/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
32538
Area code(s)850
FIPS code12-55475[3]
GNIS feature ID0288591[4]
Websitepaxtonfl.net

GeographyEdit

 
Britton Hill, the highest point in Florida, is located near the town of Paxton.

Paxton is on the state line with Alabama, being bordered by the town of Florala on the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.76%) is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1960215
197024313.0%
1980659171.2%
1990600−9.0%
20006569.3%
2010644−1.8%
Est. 2019856[2]32.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census there were 656 people, 263 households, and 185 families in the town. The population density was 167.9 people per square mile (64.8/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 76.3 per square mile (29.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.05% White, 1.68% African American, 2.90% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68%.[3]

Of the 263 households 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.0% of households were one person and 12.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution was 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,625, and the median family income was $35,000. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $21,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,108. About 7.1% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.