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Paris, Tennessee

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Paris is a city located in Henry County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,763. It is the county seat of Henry CountyTemplate:GR.

A small replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in a park in Paris.

Paris is also "Home of the World's Biggest Fish Fry". The festival is held every year and culminates on a weekend, usually in late April, with a parade, an art and craft fair, and a rodeo. There is a sign which features a roughly 20' long artificial catfish that can be seen when entering the town from the south on State Route 79.

Geography

Location of Paris, Tennessee

Paris is located at 36°18'4" North, 88°18'50" West (36.301229, -88.313815)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.3 km² (10.9 mi²). 28.2 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 9,763 people, 4,394 households, and 2,605 families residing in the city. The population density is 346.5/km² (897.4/mi²). There are 4,965 housing units at an average density of 176.2/km² (456.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.09% White, 20.26% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,394 households out of which 24.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% are married couples living together, 16.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% are non-families. 36.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.77.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $25,261, and the median income for a family is $32,258. Males have a median income of $27,759 versus $20,198 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,572. 19.0% of the population and 14.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.6% of those under the age of 18 and 20.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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