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Paris, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Paris had a population of 8,386 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 39.6111 and longitude -87.6961 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.

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


Total Population 8,386
Population in Households 8,235
Population in Familes 6,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density2 1,472
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,442
Average Household Income $52,044
Per Capita Income $22,729


Total Housing Units 4,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,421 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,230 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $78,756
Average Home Value $106,431


Total Households 3,651
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,225
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.66% -0.77%
Households -0.51% -0.67%
Families -0.48% -0.8%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

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, 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 # 249 82nd
Population Density # 478 65th
Diversity Index # 936 32nd
Median Household Income # 1195 13th
Per Capita Income # 1129 18th

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