Paxton, California

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Paxton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 21 at the 2000 census.



Paxton is located at 40°2′12″N 120°59′45″W / 40.03667°N 120.99583°W / 40.03667; -120.99583 (40.036559, -120.995701)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21 people, 9 households, and 5 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.1 people per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 13 housing units at an average density of 37.2/sq mi (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.24% White and 4.76% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.52% of the population.

There were 9 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.1% under the age of 18, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, . The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 160.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,250, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,621. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


The primary local news source is the Feather River Bulletin, a newspaper published every Wednesday.


In the state legislature Paxton is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Rick Keene. Federally, Paxton is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11[3] and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.

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