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Overview

Introduction to Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas, in Lamar county, is 69 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 93 miles NE of Dallas, Texas.

Paris History

The present day city of Paris was first settled in the 1820s. It was established as a town in 1839 by a merchant named George W. Wright. The city was officially incorporated on February 3, 1845. It also became the county seat of Lamar County that year. During the Civil War, Paris became a booming cattle and farming center. The Texas and Pacific Railroads first entered the city in 1876. The Paris Fairgrounds is the site of the public lynching of a black slave, Henry Smith, in 1893.

Paris and nearby Attractions

  • Sam Bell Maxey House State Historical Park
  • Lamar County Historical Museum
  • Pat Mayse Lake
  • Cooper Lake State Park
  • Hayden Museum of American Art
  • Raymond Gary State Park

Things To Do In Paris

The city of Paris offers a host of recreational facilities. It is home to the second largest Eiffel Tower. The city has several beautiful parks and open spaces such as Wade Park, Lake Gibbons, Bywaters Park, and Record Park. Visitors can also enjoy fishing on Lake Crook and Pat Mayse Lake. The Sam Bell Maxey State Historic Structure is another historic landmark that is worth visiting. Tour de Paris, the renowned bicycle tour of Paris, attracts a number of American and European tourists every year in the month of July. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Mirabeau Square Shopping Center.

Paris Transportation

Cox Field Airport is nearby.

Paris Higher Education

Paris Junior College is the local institute of higher education. Also close by are Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Tyler Junior College, and University of Dallas.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,936
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+9,719
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,783
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,477
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,270

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,074
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$662
Median House Value$74,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.1%
Irish11.5%
English6.1%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Italian1%
Dutch0.9%
Polish0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Romanian0.5%
African0.4%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Paris Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lamar County
Standard Zip Codes75460, 75462
P.O. Box Zip Codes75461
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.66
Approximate Longitude-95.54

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
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationHUGO
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationBONHAM 3 NNE
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blossom1,270$55,893
Deport610$46,667
Detroit780$55,625
Honey Grove2,009$48,077
Roxton593$35,347

Paris Public Libraries

Paris Public Library
326 S MAIN ST
Paris, Texas
(903) 785-8531

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Paris Hospitals

Paris Regional Medical Center - South Campus
(Proprietary)
820 Clarksville Street
(903) 785-4521
Dubuis Hospital Of Paris
(Non-profit)
820 Clarksville Street
(903) 737-3600
Paris Regional Medical Center - North Campus
(Proprietary)
Po Box 9070

Paris Public Schools

Aikin El
3100 Pine Mill Rd
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7443
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Bailey Int
3201 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7971
Middle
Total Enrollment 348
Cecil Everett El
3201 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-2061
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Crockett Int
655 S Collegiate Dr
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7450
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Daep
1920 Clarksville
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7560
Frank Stone Middle
3201 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-2041
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Givens Early Childhood Center
655 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7466
Primary
Total Enrollment 117
Justiss El
401 18th N W
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7458
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Lamar County Head Start
1350 6th N E
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7469
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Lamar Delta Alter
3201 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7963
North Lamar H S
295 Stone Ave
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-2011
High
Total Enrollment 879
Paris H S
2255 S Collegiate
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7400
High
Total Enrollment 828
Paris J H
2400 Jefferson Rd
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7434
Middle
Total Enrollment 488
Special Services
3480 Graham St
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7494
Other
Travis H S Of Choice
3270 Graham St
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-7560
High
Total Enrollment 35
W L Higgins El
3201 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 75460
(903) 737-2081
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Chisum El
3250 S Church St
ZIP: 75462
(903) 737-2820
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Chisum H S
3250 S Church St
ZIP: 75462
(903) 737-2800
High
Total Enrollment 293
Chisum Middle
3250 S Church St
ZIP: 75462
(903) 737-2806
Middle
Total Enrollment 182

Paris Private Schools

Central Presbyterian Day School
309 S Church St
ZIP: 75460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Trinity Christian Academy
2060 Farm Road 79
ZIP: 75460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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