Paris, Tennessee

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Paris is a city in Henry County, Tennessee, 86 miles (138 km) west of Nashville, on a fork of the West Sandy River. In 1900, 2,018 people lived in Paris, Tennessee; in 1910, 3,881; and in 1940, 6,395. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,763. It is the county seat of Henry County.[3]

A 60-foot (18 m) tall replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in Paris.[4] Paris is also home of the "World's Biggest Fish Fry".



Paris is located at 36°18′4″N 88°18′50″W / 36.30111°N 88.31389°W / 36.30111; -88.31389 (36.301229, -88.313815)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.3 km²), of which, 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,763 people, 4,394 households, and 2,605 families residing in the city. The population density was 897.4 people per square mile (346.5/km²). There were 4,965 housing units at an average density of 456.4/sq mi (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.09% White, 20.26% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

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