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Paris, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Paris had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2020. Paris ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paris is located at latitude 42.2271 and longitude -111.401 in Bear Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paris encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bear Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,964 feet.

The City of Paris (GNIS ID: 2411370) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Paris is located within Paris Division of Bear Lake County.


Paris, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 535 (100%)
Population in Households 535 (100.0%)
Population in Families 472 (88.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 153
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $64,422
Average Household Income $71,324
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,561
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (33.4%)
Median Home Value $167,763
Average Home Value $187,712
Housing Affordability Index3 250


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.41% 0.77%
Households 0.52% 0.74%
Families 0.72% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   0.67%


Paris, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paris to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 135 41st
Population Density # 199 13th
Median Household Income # 25 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 221 97th
Per Capita Income # 66 71st
Diversity Index # 214 6th

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