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Overview

Introduction to Paris, Tennessee

Paris, Tennessee, in Henry county, is 54 miles NE of Jackson, Tennessee and 86 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee.

Paris History

Paris is the county seat of Henry County. The county was named after the famed Virginia orator, Patrick Henry. It has been home to several notable people, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson, Cherry Jones, an award winning actress, country music artist Hank Williams Jr, and former Tennessee governor James D. Porter Jr.

Paris and nearby Attractions

  • Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Henry County Court House
  • Browning Gordon Museum
  • Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum
  • Maiden Park

Things To Do In Paris

Maiden Park and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge offer visitors various outdoor recreational opportunities. Local festivals include the Henry County Fair and the World’s Biggest Fish Fry. One can also visit the 18 meter replica of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris Transportation

Barkley Regional Airport is nearby.

Paris Higher Education

Tennessee Technology Center at Paris is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Murray State University, Union University and Jackson State Community College.

People

Total Population 10,166
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,668
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,118
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $608
Median House Value $85,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Paris Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles NE of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 38242
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.301
Longitude -88.326

Paris Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARIS 2 SE
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station DRESDEN
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
Station HUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Sandy 533 $28,750
Gleason 1,428 $40,833
Henry 545 $37,969
Hollow Rock 633 $34,205
McKenzie 5,551 $37,303
Puryear 677 $41,413

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Paris Public Libraries

Library
W. G. Rhea Public Library
400 W. WASHINGTON STREET
Paris, Tennessee
(731) 642-1702

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Paris Hospitals

HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
301 TYSON AV
(731) 642-1220
Emergency Service: Yes

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Paris High Schools

HENRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
315 SOUTH WILSON ST
731-642-5232
Serves 1,003 students.

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