Paris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,285 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Paris is the 240th largest community in Illinois.
When you are in Paris, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.91% of Paris’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Paris is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), healthcare (8.09%), and sales jobs (6.14%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.51 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Paris are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.70% of adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Paris in 2018 was $24,967, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,868 for a family of four. However, Paris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, German, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Paris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.