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Paramount, California - Basic Facts

The City of Paramount had a population of 55,008 as of July 1, 2016. Paramount ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Paramount is located at latitude 33.8989 and longitude -118.1666 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paramount (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Paramount (GNIS ID: 2411369) 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 City of Paramount is located within Downey-Norwalk CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paramount 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 Paramount: Hynes.

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


Total Population 55,008
Population in Households 54,688
Population in Familes 48,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 320
Population Density1 11,631
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 13,955
Average Household Size 3.92
Family Households 11,436
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 14,790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,788 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,167 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 835 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $300,472
Average Home Value $303,650


Median Household Income $42,510
Average Household Income $53,079
Per Capita Income $13,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.45%
Households 0.09% 0.34%
Families 0.12% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.

Paramount, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paramount 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 # 169 89th
Population Density1 # 42 97th
Diversity Index2 # 110 93rd
Median Household Income # 1124 26th
Per Capita Income # 1376 9th

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