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Paris, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Paris had a population of 9,429 as of July 1, 2018. Paris ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 38.2002 and longitude -84.2727 in Bourbon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paris (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bourbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The City of Paris (GNIS ID: 2404473) 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.

Kentucky 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 Bourbon County.

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


Total Population 9,429
Population in Households 9,268
Population in Familes 7,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 1,217
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $38,864
Average Household Income $52,160
Per Capita Income $21,614


Total Housing Units 4,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,171 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,719 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $140,791
Average Home Value $172,342


Total Households 3,890
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,439
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 0.33% 0.3%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.35% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

Paris, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paris to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 47 91st
Population Density # 197 64th
Diversity Index # 42 92nd
Median Household Income # 316 42nd
Per Capita Income # 322 41st

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