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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Paris is a town in Kentucky with a population of 9,807. Paris is in Bourbon County. Living in Paris offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Paris and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Paris are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Paris Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    609.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,960.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    172.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Paris

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,526
National
$55,322
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Paris Reviews

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I love downtown Paris, there are so many local shops and restaurants and the owners are so friendly and helpful. It’s relaxing to take a stroll and pop in some of the historical buildings, beautiful scenery.
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I live in Paris and yes it's a good and beautiful place to live BUT the only issue is THE DRUGS they need to get it under control and if for some unknown reason they can't then call in State Police and what other they might need. These drug dealers/runners need to be picked up.!!! BUT it's a shame when you see for yourself a police officer walk up to a girl and say oh yea we know you smoking and carrying BUT we ain't worried about you. I'm like WTF. Plus it's awful when Paris Police know about a certain house and drugs are being sold and used and they DO NOTHING about it
Paris, KY has that small town feel. Being only a few minutes from Lexington. Paris has a drive-in, a fun downtown. I've lived within Paris my whole life, the people are nice. It's a great spot for a family. I think Paris could use new people too.