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The City of Paris had a population of 10,201 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Paris, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,201
Daytime Population: Workers 8,620
Daytime Population: Residents 6,213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 9,792
Population in Familes 7,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density2 784
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $31,495
Average Household Income $48,953
Per Capita Income $21,786


Total Housing Units 5,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,476 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,907 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 804 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $89,219
Average Home Value $126,423


Total Households 4,383
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,526
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.05%
Families -0.14% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2017 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 # 59 86th
Population Density # 131 70th
Diversity Index # 72 83rd
Median Household Income # 366 15th
Per Capita Income # 212 51st

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