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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Paris is a town in Illinois with a population of 8,446. Paris is in Edgar County. Living in Paris offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Paris and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Paris are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$612
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Paris Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    605.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    121.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,102.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    714.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Paris

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,833
National
$55,322

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Paris Reviews

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I think it all depends on how you look at it. I would definitely like to see some changes to this town. We have more bars than anything else and not enough activities for the children. I would really like to see some more family oriented place here. We have a few things for kids to do, but a lot of them are only certain times. We need to have more events for families. Although we do need these things I do like the small town atmosphere here. It's not a big city and the traffic is not real bad. The best place to live around here would be in the country, it is really peaceful and it helps you clear your mind.
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Paris, IL is the town that I was born, raised and currently reside. We have several factories which are the backbone to our community because without them, are town would be very little and not offer much. We take pride in our community and the school system tries to give our students the best education for each student. In addition, the teachers of the school help the students prepare for their future and give them the best advice and guidance in order for that student to succeed. The best quality of Paris, is that we are a caring community and will step up to the plate to help a family in need, if needed. Which most of the bigger cities do not always provide for their communities.
Small town farming community that is highly invested in its youth. Very generous business owners pay it forward to local school and charity programs. Athletics are always supported by the community, which major success in Girls bball, boys baseball, as well as hs cheer.