Paris, TN 38242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paris, TN 38242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Henry County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.303, Longitude -88.314
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38242 has segments in 2 Counties (Henry, Weakley).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,092
  • PO Box Addresses: 326
  • Residential Addresses: 9,020
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 397
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,623

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Paris, TN 38242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,461
Population in Households 20,018
Population in Familes 15,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 443
Population Density1 112
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $39,260
Average Household Income $57,644
Per Capita Income $24,335


Total Housing Units 9,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,512 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,961 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,159 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $113,770
Average Home Value $152,390


Total Households 8,473
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,437
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.12% 0.2%
Households 0.05% 0.17%
Families -0.17% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Paris, TN 38242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38242 to the other 612 ZIP Codes in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 117 81st
Population Density # 251 59th
Diversity Index # 179 71st
Median Household Income # 386 37th
Per Capita Income # 229 63rd

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