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.

Paris is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.49%), food service (8.39%), and sales jobs (8.05%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Paris rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.17% of adults 25 and older in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $20,224, 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 $80,896 for a family of four. However, Paris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Paris is a very 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 Scots-Irish.

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