Paris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,432 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. 36.33% of Paris’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Paris is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), management occupations (6.80%), and food service (6.38%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Paris spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Paris who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.06% of the adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $21,933, 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 $87,732 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 German, English, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Paris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.