Paris, AR


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Paris is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,443 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Paris is the 89th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Paris is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paris is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), maintenance occupations (11.66%), and management occupations (11.28%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Paris has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Paris a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small city, Paris does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Paris is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.26% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $17,835, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,340 for a family of four.

The people who call Paris home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paris residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paris include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Paris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Chinese.

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