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"Crape Myrtle City"

Paris is a city in Lamar County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Paris is 33.660N. The longitude is -95.555W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,523.


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Median household income
Local
$27,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paris demographic reports
Paris is between the Red and Sulphur rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 343. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Raymond Berry, football player
· Frank James, brother of outlaw Jesse James
· Belle Starr, frontier outlaw
Local festivals include:
  • Red River Valley Fair - Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2007
  • Paris Art Fair - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paris web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Sam Bell Maxey House State Historical Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Paris demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lamar County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75473 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Paris residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paris ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paris was $17,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Paris residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Paris festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Paris include Church Street Historic District, Paris Commercial Historic District, Pine Bluff - Fitzhugh Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Paris, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.


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Libraries

Libraries in Paris include Paris Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Paris include Paris News

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Politics

Lamar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paris political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Paris workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Paris between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Paris include Best Western Inn of Paris, Comfort Inn of Paris, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Paris.

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