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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Paris is a town in Texas with a population of 24,842. Paris is in Lamar County. Living in Paris offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Paris and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Paris are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Paris Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    768.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    699.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,049.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Paris

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,824
National
$55,322
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Born and raised here. Still live here. I have never felt welcomed here. It could be great! But never will be. The rich families own most properties and let them decline in value before making it what they want and profit while the rest literally rot away or spontaneously combust. Come for the beautiful, historic downtown and leave with the realization there is nothing beautiful let alone historical about it. Don't get me started on that damn fountain. The only real history exists at the court house and stories of its lynching tree and the statues of dead British loyalists slave owners, immortalized on the courthouse grounds. Oh and there was a fire 100 yrs ago and "Jesus in Cowboy Boots" grave stone which is in fact, not an image of Jesus but appears to be a young woman. We have Wal-marts but no Target or really, anything. Churches, bars and grave stones
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When I think Paris, I think potential. In my experience, my hometown is not for young adults. The limited amount of activities and events leads young people to either participate in dangerous activities or to leave Paris for a larger city. Working with the geriatric community and getting their opinion of the town has led me to the conclusion that Paris, Texas is a great town for older adults having already started and had many years of experience in their career. It's a great town for retirement. I see potential for career advancement opportunities and community involvement for young people.
I recently moved to Paris and my family and I enjoy living here. It has a lot of family friendly events. They also have events for a night out for adults. It's nice having shopping close by (within a couple miles). There are both nice and rough areas, but that's expected everywhere. It's looking to be our home for a long time.