Paris is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 24,782 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Paris is the 112th largest community in Texas.
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 (14.31%), sales jobs (12.45%), and management occupations (7.29%).
One of the benefits of Paris is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Paris is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Paris are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.94% of adults in Paris have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Paris in 2010 was $19,411, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,644 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 English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Paris is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.