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.

Unlike some cities, Paris isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paris are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paris is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paris who work in sales jobs (17.73%), office and administrative support (12.20%), and management occupations (6.96%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Paris has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Paris has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Paris than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Paris may be for you.

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 15.86 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: 13.07% of adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $18,793, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,172 for a family of four.

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 African languages.