Paris, TN

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Population

10,059

1.07% decline

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$33,743

6.41% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

3,904

2.68% growth

Median Property Value

$89,700

2.28% growth

About

In 2017, Paris, TN had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $33,743. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paris, TN declined from 10,168 to 10,059, a -1.07% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,711 to $33,743, a 6.41% increase.

The population of Paris, TN is 74.8% White Alone, 21.2% Black or African American Alone, and 1.71% Hispanic or Latino. 2.15% of the people in Paris, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paris, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris (258 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Paris, TN is $89,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.3%. Most people in Paris, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Paris, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Paris, TN employs 3.9k people. The largest industries in Paris, TN are Manufacturing (896 people), Retail Trade (704 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (558 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,311), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,294).

Median household income in Paris, TN is $33,743. Males in Paris, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Paris, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,743

2017 value

± $2,834

6.41%

1 Year Growth

± 12.7%

Households in Paris, TN have a median annual income of $33,743, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,711 in 2016, which represents a 6.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Paris, TN made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Paris, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paris, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9696

  2. Census Tract 9695

  3. Census Tract 9693

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paris, TN was Census Tract 9696 with a value of $48,418, followed by Census Tract 9695 and Census Tract 9693, with respective values of $35,104 and $27,212.

The following map shows all of the places in Paris, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paris, TN (2.16k out of 9.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,361 ± 213

  2. Black

    710 ± 206

  3. Two Or More

    91 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paris, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.9k

2017 Value

± 456

2.68%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paris, TN grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 3.8k employees to 3.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paris, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (740 people), Production Occupations (631 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (378 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paris, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paris, TN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (740 people), Production Occupations (631 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paris, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.91 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.79 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paris, TN, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,705), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,909), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($45,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.9k

2017 Value

± 456

2.68%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paris, TN grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 3.8k employees to 3.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paris, TN, are Manufacturing (896 people), Retail Trade (704 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (558 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paris, TN, though some of these residents may live in Paris, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Paris, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (896 people), Retail Trade (704 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paris, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.27 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.85 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paris, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,311), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,294).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $26.9B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Paris, TN has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 3.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Paris, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Paris, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1382 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

3.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paris, TN declined by 0.338% from 12.7% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paris, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Paris, TN is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.746% of Paris, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Paris, TN is composed of 7.53k White Alone residents (74.8%), 2.14k Black or African American Alone residents (21.2%), 172 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.71%), 166 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.477%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.109%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Paris, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (91 speakers), African Languages (44 speakers), and Chinese (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.6

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paris, TN was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Paris, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Paris, TN residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.746%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.746% of Paris, TN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paris, TN was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Paris, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Paris, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Paris, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paris, TN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.53k ± 301

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.14k ± 296

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    172 ± 116

In 2017, there were 3.52 times more White Alone residents (7.53k people) in Paris, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Black or African American Alone and 172 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Paris, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    91 speakers (0.941%)

  2. African Languages

    44 speakers (0.455%)

  3. Chinese

    35 speakers (0.362%)

2.15% of Paris, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Paris, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.941% of the overall population of Paris, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.455% speak African Languages and 0.362% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    249 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    168 ± 84

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    77 ± 65

Paris, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Paris, TN awarded 258 degrees. The student population of Paris, TN is skewed towards women, with 138 male students and 170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paris, TN are White (226 and 87.6%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 7.36%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 2.71%), and Two or More Races (4 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Paris, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris (258 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Paris, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (76 and 29.5%), General Cosmetology (27 and 10.5%), and Executive Assistant (22 and 8.53%).

The median tuition costs in Paris, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Paris, TN was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 69 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Paris, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

258 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Paris, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris with 258 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

151

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paris, TN, which is 0.709 times less than the 151 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    226 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Paris, TN were to White students. These 226 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paris, TN was $89,700 in 2017, which is 0.412 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,700 to $89,700, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Paris, TN is 60.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paris, TN have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paris, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,743

Median Household Income

± $2,834

4.2k

Number of Households

± 433

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.2k households in Paris, TN grew to $33,743 from the previous year's value of $31,711.

The following chart displays the households in Paris, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,700

2017 Median

± $9,491

$87,700

2016 Median

± $9,121

In 2017, the median property value in Paris, TN grew to to $89,700 from the previous year's value of $87,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paris, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paris, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Paris, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paris, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.3%

2017 Homeownership

56.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.3% of the housing units in Paris, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paris, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Paris, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paris, TN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paris, TN have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Paris, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    4.78%

  3. Other

    2.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Paris, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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