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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,168
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+3,768
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,456
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,658
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,973
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$592
Median House Value$87,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
Irish10.5%
English7.5%
German5.1%
Italian4.8%
African2.7%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Canadian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Russian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Paris Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henry County
Standard Zip Codes38242
Phone Area Codes731
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude36.3
Approximate Longitude-88.3

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)

StationPARIS 2 SE
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationDRESDEN
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationHUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Sandy626$36,429
Gleason1,327$44,539
Henry505$37,917
Hollow Rock662$36,607
McKenzie5,650$40,183
Puryear732$41,667

Paris Public Libraries

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

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Paris Hospitals

Henry County Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
301 Tyson Avenue
(731) 642-1220

Paris Public Schools

E. W. Grove School
215 Grove Bl
ZIP: 38242
(731) 642-4586
Other
Total Enrollment 362
Henry Co High School
315 South Wilson St
ZIP: 38242
(731) 642-5232
High
Total Enrollment 984
Paris Elementary
650 B Volunteer Dr
ZIP: 38242
(731) 642-3675
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
W G Rhea Elementary
115 South Wilson St
ZIP: 38242
(731) 642-0961
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
W O Inman Middle School
400 Harrison St
ZIP: 38242
(731) 642-8131
Middle
Total Enrollment 506

Paris Private Schools

Lakeside Christian Academy
2920 Highway 641 N
ZIP: 38242
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Paris First Christian Academy
2512 W Wood St
ZIP: 38242
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
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