A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    525
  • Theft
    247
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,989
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I have resided in Paxton for about 15 years now. It is a wonderful town to raise a family. I live in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, with a dead end. I feel more than safe walking around alone and I feel that it's safe enough to let children play outside without any supervision. The only thing I would mention are the coyotes and wildlife at night. It is not safe to let cats or dogs outside during these hours
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I moved to paxton when I was in the 7th grade and experienced a whole different educational perspective. Since graduating high school I have moved out of the small town, but I'd love to back one day to raise a family.
The town has no gas stations, one small expensive market, a deli that isn't bad, one breakfast place and a pizza place. Two garages for auto repair but not much else.