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The South Paris Census Designated Place had a population of 2,311 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Paris is located at latitude 44.2178 and longitude -70.513 in Oxford County. The formal boundaries for the South Paris Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Oxford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The South Paris Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377958) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Paris Census Designated Place is located within Town of Paris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oxford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Paris population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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South Paris, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,311
Population in Households 2,237
Population in Familes 1,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 596
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,035
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 425 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $149,775
Average Home Value $183,648


Median Household Income $32,115
Average Household Income $44,365
Per Capita Income $19,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.28%
Households 0.41% 0.33%
Families 1.95% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Paris, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Paris to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 62 53rd
Population Density1 # 49 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 53 61st
Median Household Income # 113 14th
Per Capita Income # 114 13th

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