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The South Paris Census Designated Place had a population of 2,282 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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South Paris, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,282
Daytime Population: Workers 1,540
Daytime Population: Residents 1,458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,998
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 2,208
Population in Familes 1,617
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 589
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $32,207
Average Household Income $45,592
Per Capita Income $20,471


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 413 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $147,926
Average Home Value $177,471


Total Households 1,020
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 604
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.16%
Families 1.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 2017 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 Density # 51 62nd
Diversity Index # 50 62nd
Median Household Income # 118 10th
Per Capita Income # 113 14th

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