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The City of Paris had a population of 8,360 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,360
Daytime Population: Workers 5,777
Daytime Population: Residents 4,315
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,092
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 8,209
Population in Familes 6,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density2 1,468
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $40,033
Average Household Income $52,336
Per Capita Income $22,770


Total Housing Units 4,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,391 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,239 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $76,993
Average Home Value $103,492


Total Households 3,630
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,216
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 -0.79% -0.81%
Households -0.66% -0.75%
Families -0.61% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 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 # 249 82nd
Population Density # 484 65th
Diversity Index # 991 28th
Median Household Income # 1176 14th
Per Capita Income # 1074 22nd

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