Paris, Idaho

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Paris, Idaho

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High Points

Paris strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Paris People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Paris Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Paris Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Paris Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Paris Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Paris Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Paris Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Paris Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Paris, Idaho

Comparing Paris to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 7 10
Age of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 2
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 9
Racial Diversity 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 8 10
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Paris Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles SE of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 376 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bear Lake
Standard Zip Codes 83287
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83261
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.227
Longitude -111.4

Paris Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 26 to 54 F
Jul Temp 48 to 85 F
Oct Temp 28 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 29 to 55 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 26 to 58 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
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Paris Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 576 100%
Male 278 48.3%
Female 298 51.7%
Under 18 177 30.7%
18+ 399 69.3%
65+ 93 16.1%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 571 99.1%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Paris Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 518
Growth -58
Growth % -10.1%

Paris Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 43.2%
US/American 11.2%
Danish 8.9%
Swiss 6.9%
Norwegian 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Swedish 4.7%
German 4.5%
Irish 3%
Scottish 2.7%
Dutch 1.2%
Russian 1%
British 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Paris, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dingle (83261)
Fish Haven (83287)
Glencoe (83261)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paris 576 $45,000
Bloomington 251 $40,625
Georgetown 538 $37,813
Montpelier 2,785 $33,639
St. Charles 156 $27,500
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