Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Paris, Wisconsin
Location of Paris, Wisconsin
Location of Paris, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°37′1″N 88°0′47″W / 42.61694°N 88.01306°W / 42.61694; -88.01306Coordinates: 42°37′1″N 88°0′47″W / 42.61694°N 88.01306°W / 42.61694; -88.01306
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation784 ft (239 m)
 • Total1,504
 • Density42/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-61175[2]
GNIS feature ID1583894[1]

Paris is a town in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,504 at the 2010 census.[3] The unincorporated communities of Paris and Chapin are located within the town.


Seth B. Myrick was the first settler in Paris, arriving from Paris, New York, on July 10, 1837. Later arrivals allowed Myrick the privilege of naming the community, and he chose the name of his original home community. On his monument stone is inscribed: "He was the first settler in this town and named it Paris."[4]

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.1 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,473 people, 535 households, and 434 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.4 people per square mile (15.6/km2). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 15.2 per square mile (5.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.90% White, 0.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 535 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $60,089. Males had a median income of $40,093 versus $27,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,458. About 3.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Paris town, Kenosha County, Wisconsin". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Kenosha County Placenames
  5. ^ JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH-FOURTH SESSION OF THE Wisconsin Legislature. Madison, Wisconsin: Democrat Printing Company. 1939. pp. 66–67.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1929, "Biographical Sketch of C. Ernest Dewey", pg. 553
  • Racine Journal, Tuesday, December 23, 1902, Page 1

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