Paris, KY
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Paris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 9,870 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Paris is the 47th largest community in Kentucky.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (6.99%), and management occupations (6.70%).

The percentage of adults in Paris with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.76% of adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $18,731, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,924 for a family of four. However, Paris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Paris is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Paris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.