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Paris is a city in Bourbon County, in the Lexington-Fayette metro area.

Paris is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the French city in gratitude for help provided during the Revolutionary War

The latitude of Paris is 38.209N. The longitude is -84.253W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 843 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,271.


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Median household income
Local
$30,872
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paris demographic reports
Paris is on the Licking River
Former and merged names include:
· Bourbontown
· Hopewell
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Seabiscuit"
Local festivals include:
  • Bourbon County Fair - June 25-30, 2007
  • Pumpkin Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Cane Ridge Day - June 23, 2007
  • Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day - June 30, 2007
  • Country Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paris web sites and events links in the sections below.
Paris attractions: Nannie Clay Wallis Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Hopewell Museum, Duncan Tavern, Cane Ridge Meeting House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with 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 Bourbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lexington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40361 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Paris residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,645, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% 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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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Paris, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.


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Libraries

Libraries in Paris include John Fox Jr. Genealogical Library, Paris-Bourbon County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Bourbon 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Paris include Best Western Paris.

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