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The City of Paris had a population of 8,568 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 39.615 and longitude -87.689 in Edgar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paris (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Edgar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Paris (GNIS ID: 2396141) 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 Township of Paris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgar 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, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,568
Population in Households 8,396
Population in Familes 6,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 1,504
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 3,720
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,468 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,252 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 546 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $75,292
Average Home Value $100,203


Median Household Income $37,837
Average Household Income $49,273
Per Capita Income $21,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.55%
Households -0.37% -0.43%
Families -0.26% -0.54%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paris to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 248 82nd
Population Density1 # 467 66th
Diversity Index2 # 1006 26th
Median Household Income # 1200 12th
Per Capita Income # 1103 19th

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