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Paris, Idaho

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Welcome to Paris ...

The city of Paris is located in Bear Lake County<1> and is the County Seat for Bear Lake County.

The pronunciation of Paris: PAR-iz<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paris has a population of 521 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Paris.

Paris is 5,970 feet [1,820 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Paris is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Paris lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Paris is within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Paris: 83261<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paris had an population of 521 people. This is an increase of 1.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paris had a population of 513 people (which is 8.57% of the total population of Bear Lake County). This makes Paris the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Paris represents 0.03% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 513 people, the population of Paris decreased 10.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 576 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paris.

Communities Also Named Paris ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Paris - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Yukon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paris.

Communities near Paris ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paris.

  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
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    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<7>
  • Garden City [Rich County]
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
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    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
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    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
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      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Paris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardboro
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Paris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paris. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paris.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paris. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paris.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paris. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Paris.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paris ...

Looking for more information about Paris? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Paris, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paris.

Adding Paris to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paris in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Paris was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Paris on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Paris on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paris. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bear Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Paris. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paris.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paris - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Paris). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paris or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paris) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paris. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ParisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2269, Longitude: -111.4010    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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