Paris, Texas

Shannon Barrentine
Paris EDC
1125 Bonham Street
Paris, TX 75460

  Phone: 903.784.6964
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Paul Harvey once said Paris, Texas, is a city "where tomorrow fell in love with yesterday, and side by side, they lived happily ever after." It won't take you long to know what Mr. Harvey meant by these poetic words. Paris is an ideal place to raise a family, with low cost of living and many opportunities for recreation, entertainment, cultural experiences and more. As the retail and healthcare hub for an 11-county region, Paris provides all the conveniences of a big city with the warmth and charm of a small town.


Paris Economic Development
Basic Population Demographics
  2000 Census 2010 Census 2015 Projection
Paris  25,898 26,530 26,875
Commuting Area (40 minutes) 189,534 196,983 199,918

Paris Economic Development
Property Tax Information
Property Taxes  Tax Rate/Per $100
Taxing Entity Year - 2014-15
Paris $0.50195
Paris ISD $1.45500
Paris Junior College $0.1866
Lamar County $0.4264
Special Purpose $0.00000
Special Purpose $0.00000
Special Purpose $0.00000
TOTAL: $2.56995

Paris Economic Development
Distance To:
City Miles/Hours To
Dallas, Texas 103 miles/2 hours
Shreveport, Louisiana 152 miles/3 hours
Houston, Texas 293 miles/5.5 hours
Major Highways (Present in or near my community)
State Highway 19/24 South to I-30 (38 miles)
US Highway 271 North to Indian Nation Turnpike (25 miles)

Paris Economic Development
Utility Information
Utility Provider
Electricity Oncor Electric Delivery
Natural Gas  Atmos
Telecommunications AT&T, Suddenlink 
Water City of Paris
Sewer City of Paris

Paris Economic Development
Available Incentives Yes/No
Property Tax Abatement Yes
Land Yes
Relocation Incentives Yes
Cash Grants Yes
Employment Incentives Yes