Paris, TN
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Paris is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 10,150 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Paris is the 61st largest community in Tennessee.

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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in sales jobs (13.85%), office and administrative support (13.24%), and food service (6.58%).

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.

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 15.43 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Paris with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.40% of adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $18,585, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,340 for a family of four. However, Paris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Paris also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 English, German, Italian, and African.

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