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Paris is a city in Edgar County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Paris. For links to other places called Paris, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Paris is 39.611N. The longitude is -87.696W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,987.
Abraham Lincoln began his law practice here in 1842
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paris demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Edgar 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 61944 ZIP code.
20% of Paris residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paris ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paris was $17,750, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Paris residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Paris, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $591.
Libraries in Paris include Paris Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Paris include Paris Beacon News
Edgar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paris political report.
The average commute time for Paris workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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