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The City of Paris had a population of 10,231 as of July 1, 2016. Paris ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 36.2927 and longitude -88.3081 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paris (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Paris (GNIS ID: 2404474) 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.

The City of Paris is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paris 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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Paris, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,231
Population in Households 9,823
Population in Familes 7,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 4,412
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,543
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,464 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,948 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 786 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $87,322
Average Home Value $125,761


Median Household Income $30,678
Average Household Income $46,887
Per Capita Income $20,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.14%
Households 0.04% 0.1%
Families -0.06% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Paris, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paris to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 58 87th
Population Density1 # 131 70th
Diversity Index2 # 72 83rd
Median Household Income # 353 18th
Per Capita Income # 201 53rd

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