Paris, Edgar County, Illinois

Paris: City in Illinois


Paris is a city located in the county of Edgar in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,837 and a population density of 560 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,144 inhabitants.

The city was created 196 years ago in 1825.

Quick Facts about Paris

Population : 8,144 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Edgar County
Different from : Paris
Postal code : 61944
Phone Area Codes : 217
Area : 15.78 km2
Altitude : 725 feet / 221 meters
Capital city : Paris is capital of Edgar County
Establishment : January 01, 1826 (196 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:49:18 (7th December 2022)
Density : 516 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.51% (2010-2020)
Paris locator map
Location of Paris on Illinois map.
EdgarCtyILCourthouse image
EdgarCtyILCourthouse image


Paris is located at 39°36'40"N 87°41'46"W (39.6111500, -87.6961400).

Paris map


According to census records, the population of Paris decreased by 8.51% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,837 - census
2011 8,801 -0.41% estimation process
2012 8,690 -1.28% estimation process
2013 8,592 -1.14% estimation process
2014 8,528 -0.75% estimation process
2015 8,469 -0.7% estimation process
2016 8,471 0.02% estimation process
2017 8,414 -0.68% estimation process
2018 8,394 -0.24% estimation process
2019 8,292 -1.23% estimation process
2020 8,144 -1.82% estimation process

Paris zip code is 61944. County name: Edgar, County fips: 17045

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People born in Paris (24)

People born in Paris, including actress Barbara Stuart, real estate developer William Zeckendorf, actor Carl Switzer, .


  • Thomas Benton Shoaff (American racing driver) he was born in 27/02/1897
  • Bernie Shively (American football player and coach, college athletics administrator) he was born in 26/05/1902
  • Bill Van Dyke (American professional baseball outfielder (1863–1933)) he was born in 15/12/1863
  • Brett Eldredge (American singer) he was born in 23/03/1986
  • Ernie Triplett (American racing driver) he was born in 01/01/1906
  • Frank Trimble O'Hair (American politician) he was born in 12/03/1870
  • Harold Switzer (film actor (1925-1967)) he was born in 16/01/1925
  • James Carroll Robinson (American politician) he was born in 19/08/1823
  • Jean Paige (American actress (1895-1990)) she was born in 03/07/1895
  • Lee Sholem (American television and film director) he was born in 25/05/1913
  • Richard P. Mills (American educator) he was born in 28/11/1944
  • Rodney Watson (basketball coach) he was born in 18/07/1960
  • Shorty Cantlon (American racing driver) he was born in 01/01/1904
  • Tom Sunkel (American baseball player) he was born in 09/08/1912
  • W. H. Lillard (American football player and coach (1881-1967)) he was born in 20/11/1881
  • Jack Franklin (American baseball player) he was born in 20/10/1919
  • Alfred M. Craig (American judge) he was born in 15/01/1832
  • John W. Murphy (American politician, jurist and lawyer (1874-1947)) he was born in 01/01/1874

Schools in Paris

College & universities near Paris, IL

Code Name City ZIP
152381 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods (IN) 47876-1099

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Paris, IL

Code Name Address Type
DVI Danville, Illinois 379 Lynch Road BUS
MAT Mattoon station 1718 Broadway Ave. RAIL
CHM Illinois Terminal 45 East University Ave. RAIL
CRF Crawfordsville Spring and Green Streets RAIL
CRB Crawfordsville (Bus), Indiana 1000 Smith Ave BUS

Post offices near Paris

Post Office Name City ZIP
Par Post Office Paris (IL) 61944

Other cities in Edgar County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Edgar County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Harris 8,404 Township in Fulton County, Illinois
Patton 4,902 Township of Illinois
Chrisman 1,234 City in Edgar County, Illinois, United States
Elbridge 730 Township in Edgar County, Illinois
Kansas 707 Village in Illinois
Edgar 443 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Hume 391 Village in Illinois, United States
Brocton 288 Human settlement in Edgar County, Illinois, United States of America
Vermilion 200 Human settlement in Edgar County, Illinois, United States of America
Isabel 179 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Metcalf 168 Human settlement in Edgar County, Illinois, United States of America
Redmon 157 Human settlement in Edgar County, Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Paris distances to largest Illinois cities