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The City of Paris had a population of 24,586 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 33.6681 and longitude -95.544 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paris (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.4 sq. miles and a water area of 1.91 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Paris (GNIS ID: 2411371) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Paris is located within Paris Division of Lamar 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,586
Population in Households 23,918
Population in Familes 18,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 668
Population Density1 675
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 10,169
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 6,281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,005 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,163 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,826 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $81,639
Average Home Value $100,904


Median Household Income $37,422
Average Household Income $50,600
Per Capita Income $21,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.26%
Households -0.21% -0.14%
Families -0.36% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paris to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 125 93rd
Population Density1 # 1003 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 615 65th
Median Household Income # 1243 29th
Per Capita Income # 998 43rd

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