Paris, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 9,808 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 4,671  (47.6%)
Females: 5,137  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40361.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,049 (it was $30,872 in 2000)
Paris:

$40,049
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,960 (it was $16,645 in 2000)

Paris city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $128,202 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Paris:

$128,202
KY:

$141,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paris: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.0% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paris, KY (2010)
    • 6,76479.1%White alone
    • 97811.4%Black alone
    • 5716.7%Hispanic
    • 1812.1%Two or more races
    • 290.3%Asian alone
    • 140.2%American Indian alone
    • 160.2%Other race alone

Races in Paris detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Paris, Kentucky as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paris is 582 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Paris by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(21.4)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.8)
4
(43.5)
2
(23.2)
3
(35.0)
3
(30.8)
2
(20.5)
1
(10.3)
1
(10.1)
4
(40.6)
2
(20.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(85.6)
4
(42.5)
9
(96.5)
12
(129.5)
9
(97.9)
22
(255.5)
5
(58.3)
6
(61.5)
5
(51.3)
7
(71.8)
5
(50.6)
6
(60.9)
3
(30.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(160.5)
20
(212.6)
15
(160.8)
21
(226.6)
9
(97.9)
9
(104.5)
10
(116.6)
7
(71.8)
9
(92.3)
7
(71.8)
9
(91.1)
8
(81.3)
8
(81.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(652.7)
60
(637.8)
51
(546.7)
71
(766.1)
80
(870.6)
142
(1,649)
95
(1,107)
81
(830.6)
52
(533.1)
47
(482.2)
65
(657.7)
60
(609.4)
42
(428.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
157
(1,680)
131
(1,393)
168
(1,801)
143
(1,543)
155
(1,687)
283
(3,286)
224
(2,611)
206
(2,112)
179
(1,835)
130
(1,334)
154
(1,558)
193
(1,960)
163
(1,662)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(128.4)
13
(138.2)
11
(117.9)
6
(64.7)
15
(163.2)
11
(127.7)
22
(256.4)
11
(112.8)
10
(102.5)
10
(102.6)
13
(131.5)
17
(172.7)
9
(91.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.3)
2
(20.5)
2
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
1
(10.2)
1
(10.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)198.1175.2210.8213.3225.3373.2294.5209.1169.2159.9160.4201.9145.6

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City-data.com crime index in Paris, KY

Crime rate in Paris detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 23 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Kentucky average:

1.70
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Ancestries: American (35.2%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.5%), German (5.4%), British (2.0%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1839

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 6.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,443 people per square mile   (low).

Paris, Kentucky map

506 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,385 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $841 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (17.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (309.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Millersburg, KY (3.0 miles ),
North Middletown, KY (3.0 miles ),
Cynthiana, KY (3.6 miles ),
Carlisle, KY (3.8 miles ),
Winchester, KY (3.9 miles ),
Georgetown, KY (4.0 miles ),
Headquarters, KY (4.1 miles ),
Fayette, KY (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.21 N, Longitude: 84.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +289 (+2.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,031 (44.4%)

Area code: 859

Distribution of median household income in Paris, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paris, KY in 2017
Paris satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1999: 163 buildings, average cost: $57,700
  • 2000: 75 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $253,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Paris, KY residents
Average permit cost in Paris, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Paris, KY
Historical housing units in Paris, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +297 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in Paris, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Apparel (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Apparel (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Paris, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Paris, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Paris, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.7. This is better than average.

City:

60.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.0391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0391
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.06
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0816. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0816
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.73
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Paris-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Paris city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 19.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paris-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 17.1 miles away from Paris center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 197.6 miles away from Paris center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from Paris center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.3 miles away from Paris center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from Paris center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bourbon County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paris topographic map

Main business address for: KENTUCKY BANCSHARES INC /KY/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Paris:

  • BOURBON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 9 LINVILLE DRIVE)
  • BOURBON HEIGHTS INC ICF (2000 S MAIN ST)
  • BOURBON HEIGHTS NURSING HOME (2000 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • BOURBON COUNTY DIALYSIS (213 LETTON DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Paris:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paris:

  • University of Kentucky (about 19 miles; Lexington, KY; Full-time enrollment: 23,517)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 33 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Kentucky State University (about 33 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Morehead State University (about 46 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)

Public high schools in Paris:

Public elementary/middle schools in Paris:

Private elementary/middle school in Paris:

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Library in Paris:

  • PARIS-BOURBON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $937,823; Location: 701 HIGH STREET; 42,283 books; 1,719 audio materials; 2,291 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 98 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • add to your strongest radio station's in Paris WPTJ 90.7 FM "The Wind" Location Paris, Ky 10,000 watts owner - Laywitness Outreach Broadcasting - jsmith at wptj.org

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paris: Paris Fire Department Station 2 (A), Bourbon County Fire Department (B), Paris Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Paris: KENTUCKY BANCSHARES INC /KY/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Paris Cemetery (1), Fisher Cemetery (2), Mount Olive Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Houston Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Hopewell Museum (800 Pleasant Street), Duncan Tavern Shrine (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 323 High Street), Paris-Bourbon County Tourism Commission (301 Main Street).

Hotels: Colonial Motel (1493 Main Street), Rucker Village Inc (201 Kelly Street), Best Western Paris (2011 Alverson Drive), Amelias Field Country Inn (617 Cynthiana Road).

Court: Kentucky State - Court Of Justice Circuit & District Court (310 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Garrett Morgan - Inventor, Bill Arnsparger - College football coach, Jim Kelly (martial artist) - Actor, John Baylor - Confederate Army officer and politician, John T. Croxton - Union Army General, William Patterson Alexander - Missionary, Joseph Duncan (politician) - Politician, William Lee D. Ewing - Politician, Bill Coleman - Jazz trumpeter, Bob Edmundson - Baseball player.

Bourbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Paris and their reported violations in the past:

PARIS WATER WORKS (Population served: 13,632, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-21-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-21-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-21-2011)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-21-2011)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-21-2011)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2010)
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
124 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Paris in 2000:

  • 115 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Paris (2011 data):

  • Kentucky Bank: Lexington Road Branch, Main Street Branch, at Fourth And Main Streets. Info updated 2007/12/21: Bank assets: $659.7 mil, Deposits: $543.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Kentucky Bancshares, Inc.
  • Blue Grass Federal Savings and Loan Association: Blue Grass Federal Savings And Loan at 600 High Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $41.9 mil, Deposits: $31.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Paris at 3350 Lexington Road, branch established on 1988/10/28. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • The Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana: Bourbon Farmers Bank Branch at Rock Dr, branch established on 2003/06/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.3 mil, Deposits: $81.9 mil, headquarters in Cynthiana, KY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers National Bancorp Of Cynthiana, Inc.
  • Traditional Bank, Inc.: Paris Branch at 3333 Lexington Road, branch established on 2005/11/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,078.8 mil, Deposits: $872.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Sterling, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Traditional Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Paris:

Marital status in Paris, KY
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Paris:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Paris
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paris, KY (based on Bourbon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,93222
Mainline Protestant3,29819
Catholic8931
Black Protestant5503
Other4371
None8,875-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Here:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bourbon County:

19.7%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paris:

47.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Paris:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.8%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paris:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paris, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 39$153,129$47,11744$7,615
Police Protection - Officers 24$89,038$44,5192$997
Water Supply 13$41,094$37,9331$1,281
Solid Waste Management 11$27,122$29,5881$624
Sewerage 10$33,908$40,6901$1,488
Streets and Highways 8$27,227$40,8410$0
Other Government Administration 7$17,821$30,5500$0
Electric Power 7$34,159$58,5580$0
Financial Administration 5$23,327$55,9851$243
Police - Other 5$12,926$31,0221$839
Other and Unallocable 4$14,753$44,2590$0
Fire - Other 1$2,433$29,1961$973
Totals for Government 134$476,937$42,71152$14,060

Paris government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,486,000 ($559.34)
    Water Utilities: $2,069,000 ($210.95)
    Police Protection: $1,911,000 ($194.84)
    Sewerage: $1,623,000 ($165.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,552,000 ($158.24)
    Central Staff Services: $1,547,000 ($157.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,473,000 ($150.18)
    Regular Highways: $601,000 ($61.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $146,000 ($14.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($2.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $385,000 ($39.25)
    Police Protection: $152,000 ($15.50)
    Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($7.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,144,000 ($728.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($18.35)

Paris government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,884,000 ($192.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $971,000 ($99.00)
    Other: $91,000 ($9.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000 ($5.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $191,000 ($19.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,916,000 ($603.18)
    Water Utilities: $2,117,000 ($215.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $387,000 ($39.46)
    Highways: $9,000 ($0.92)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,135,000 ($319.64)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,648,000 ($168.03)
    Property: $730,000 ($74.43)
    Corporation Net Income: $669,000 ($68.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $273,000 ($27.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000 ($1.22)
    Other License: $6,000 ($0.61)

Paris government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,986,000 ($508.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,262,000 ($434.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $724,000 ($73.82)

Paris government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,881,000 ($293.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $345,000 ($35.18)
Businesses in Paris, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway2
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paris:

  • WYGH (1440 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMJR (1380 AM; 3 kW; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: THY KINGDOM COME NETWORK, INC)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLXG (1300 AM; 3 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCYN (1400 AM; 1 kW; CYNTHIANA, KY; Owner: WCYN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paris:

  • WGKS (96.9 FM; PARIS, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXL (94.5 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKQQ (100.1 FM; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLKT (104.5 FM; LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WXZZ (103.3 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBUL-FM (98.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCYN-FM (102.3 FM; CYNTHIANA, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WRVG-FM (89.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: GEORGETOWN COLLEGE)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCDA (106.3 FM; VERSAILLES, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKJ (105.5 FM; MOUNT STERLING, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLXO (96.1 FM; STAMPING GROUND, KY; Owner: CLARITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WRFL (88.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: UN OF KENTUCKY BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLTO (102.5 FM; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Paris:

  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
Paris fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Paris fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 318ft / 96.5mTotal length
  • $6,078,000Total costs
  • 132,142Total average daily traffic
  • 11,142Total average daily truck traffic
  • 137,723Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Paris, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paris, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paris)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Paris, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paris)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Paris)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 100. The highest number of reported fires - 181 took place in 2010, and the least - 18 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paris, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (38.8%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paris, KY
    • 65738.8%Structure Fires
    • 63437.4%Outside Fires
    • 24914.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1559.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paris, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paris, Kentucky:

  • Colonial Motel, 1493 S Main, Paris, Kentucky 40361 , Phone: (859) 987-3250
  • Best Western Paris Inn, 2011 Alverson Dr, Paris, Kentucky 40361 , Phone: (859) 987-0779
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paris, Kentucky
Most common first names in Paris, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19274.6 years
Mary18177.4 years
James16970.7 years
John14273.5 years
Robert9971.3 years
Charles9272.1 years
Elizabeth7681.5 years
George6375.9 years
Anna5678.0 years
Margaret5582.0 years
Most common last names in Paris, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones8073.9 years
Williams7175.8 years
Johnson5973.7 years
Smith4974.3 years
Clark3778.5 years
Reed3670.7 years
Davis3674.0 years
Brown3573.1 years
Taylor3475.5 years
Mitchell3174.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paris, KY
  • 64.7%Utility gas
  • 34.3%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paris, KY
  • 64.6%Electricity
  • 34.6%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Paris compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Paris on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
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