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Overview

Introduction to Paris, Kentucky

Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon county, is 19 miles NE of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area.

Paris History

The city of Paris was settled in the year 1775. Paris is Bourbon county’s county seat. It was first chartered in 1789 and was then known as Hopewell, Virginia. The name was changed to Paris in the year 1790. This was done as a gesture of appreciation of the assistance of France during the revolutionary war. Paris was first incorporated as a city in 1862.

Paris and nearby Attractions

  • Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate
  • Boone Station State Historic Site
  • Fort Boonesboro State Park
  • Waveland State Historic Site
  • White Hall State Historic Site

Things To Do In Paris

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Fort Boonesborough State Park are the nearby parks where the visitors can enjoy various recreational activities. Tourists can visit several museums like Cynthiana - Harrison County Museum, Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum, and Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Visitors can join the natives in celebrating the local festivals like the Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day, Bourbon County Fair, and Cane Ridge Day.

Paris Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Paris Higher Education

University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Eastern Kentucky University are the educational institution that offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,836
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+4,211
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,946
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,134
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,918

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,713
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$110,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.5%
Irish10.8%
German9.3%
English6.6%
Dutch2.7%
Italian1%
Scottish0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Canadian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Paris Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bourbon County
Standard Zip Codes40361
P.O. Box Zip Codes40362
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.2
Approximate Longitude-84.26

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)

StationCYNTHIANA
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationMOUNT STERLING
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationLEXINGTON BLUE GRASS AP
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlisle2,138$38,750
Cynthiana6,376$37,778
Georgetown31,708$69,688
Millersburg867$50,469
North Middletown753$55,000
Winchester18,395$50,745

Paris Public Libraries

Paris-bourbon County Library
701 HIGH STREET
Paris, Kentucky
(859) 987-4419

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Paris Hospitals

Bourbon Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
9 Linville Drive
(859) 987-1000

Paris Public Schools

Bourbon Central Elementary School
367 Bethlehem Road
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2195
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Bourbon County High School
3341 Lexington Road
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2185
High
Total Enrollment 857
Bourbon County Middle School
3339 Lexington Road
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2189
Middle
Total Enrollment 581
Bourbon County Preschool Headstart
369 Bethlehem Rd
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2183
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Cane Ridge Elementary School
8000 Bypass Road
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2106
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Paris Elementary School
1481 S Main St
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2166
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Paris High School
308 W 7th St
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2168
High
Total Enrollment 202
Paris Middle School
304 W 7th St
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-2163
Middle
Total Enrollment 157
Paris Preschool Center
301 West 7th Street
ZIP: 40361
(859) 987-9127
Primary
Total Enrollment 23

Paris Private Schools

St Mary School
1121 Main St
ZIP: 40361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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