Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Paris, Wisconsin
Town
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
County Kenosha
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,473
 • Density 40.4/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-61175[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583894[1]
Website http://www.town-of-paris.org/

Paris is a town in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,473 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Paris is located within the town.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

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.

History and culture[edit]

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."[3]

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary as a Catholic Community in 2009.

References[edit]

  • Racine Journal, Tuesday, December 23, 1902, Page 1

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