Paradise, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Paradise, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Paradise had a population of 26,949 as of July 1, 2016. Paradise ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paradise is located at latitude 39.7542 and longitude -121.6064 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paradise (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,778 feet.

The Town of Paradise (GNIS ID: 2413111) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Paradise is located within Paradise CCD of Butte County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paradise: Leonards Mill, Paradice, Pari-O-Dice, Poverty Ridge.

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Paradise, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,949
Population in Households 26,541
Population in Familes 19,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density1 1,471
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 12,131
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 7,177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,928 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,202 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,159 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $239,092
Average Home Value $265,666


Median Household Income $41,527
Average Household Income $57,307
Per Capita Income $26,519
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.61%
Households 0.32% 0.54%
Families 0.3% 0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Paradise, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradise to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 283 81st
Population Density1 # 683 55th
Diversity Index2 # 1387 9th
Median Household Income # 1151 24th
Per Capita Income # 828 45th

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