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Welcome to Paris ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paris has a population of 9,664 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Paris is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Paris lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Paris is located in the (859) area code.

The ZIP codes for Paris: 40361-40362<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paris had an population of 9,664 people. This is an increase of 12.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paris had a population of 8,553 people (or 42.8% of the total population of Bourbon County). This makes Paris the county's most populous community.

The population of Paris represents 0.2% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,553 people, the population of Paris decreased 6.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,183 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, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), 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.

  • Lexington - Fayette [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington - Fayette
    • Lexington - Fayette [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 324,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington - Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington - Fayette
  • Georgetown [Scott County]
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    • Georgetown [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Winchester [Clark County]
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    • Winchester [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<7>
  • Mount Sterling [Montgomery County]
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    • Mount Sterling [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Paris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Sterling<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cynthiana [Harrison County]
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      • Cynthiana [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Paris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,300 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cynthiana<7>
    • Carlisle [Nicholas County]
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      • Carlisle [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Paris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<7>
    • Millersburg [Bourbon County]
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      • Millersburg [Bourbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Paris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersburg<7>
    • North Middletown [Bourbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Middletown
      • North Middletown [Bourbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Paris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Middletown
    • Sharpsburg [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Bath County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Paris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jimtown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Paris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown

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 24 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 George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Bourbon County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Bourbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paris.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paris - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Paris includes: 40361 & 40362.
<5>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paris. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 38.2095, Longitude: -84.2522    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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