The area where St. Paris now stands was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The first white settlers arrived in 1797 and the village was founded in 1831 by David Huffman, who originally named it New Paris, after the French capital city of Paris. Upon learning that another town in Ohio already had that name, he changed the name to St. Paris. St. Paris was incorporated as a village in 1858.
One of the houses in the village, known as the “Monitor House”, has been declared a historic site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, St. Paris, Ohio is a warm and friendly town with just the right combination of conveniences and hospitality. It offers a wonderful environment for families to grow strong. At the heart of the city you will find a main street with quaint shops, restaurants and convenient services. There are plentiful parks, a historic train museum and recreational fields for all to enjoy. St. Paris also feature modern schools and a new state-of-the art Firehouse. And finally, each year the community celebrates its rich heritage with Pony Wagon days. Simply put, St. Paris is an ideal place to call home.
Geography (Source Wikipedia)
St. Paris is located at 40°7′41″N 83°57′36″W (40.128173, -83.959863).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), all of it land.
2010 census (Source Wikipedia)
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,089 people, 795 households, and 549 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,243.5 inhabitants per square mile (480.1/km2). There were 857 housing units at an average density of 510.1 per square mile (197.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
There were 795 households of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age in the village was 33.7 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
2000 census (Source Wikipedia)
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,998 people, 781 households, and 556 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,302.5 people per square mile (886.7/km²). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 932.3 per square mile (359.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.55% White, 0.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 781 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the village, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,917, and the median income for a family was $47,014. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $22,326 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,811. About 8.8% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.