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Paramount, California - Basic Facts

The City of Paramount is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 33.8989 and longitude -118.1666. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Paramount, but most people and references simply refer to it as Paramount, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Paramount indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paramount: Hynes.

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Paramount, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 53,992
Population in Households 53,679
Population in Familes 47,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 313
Population Density1 11,416
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 13,785
Average Household Size 3.89
Family Households 11,288
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 14,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,654 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,131 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 935 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $287,500
Average Home Value $352,582


Median Household Income $41,269
Average Household Income $51,981
Per Capita Income $13,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.05% 0.23%
Households -0.16% 0.19%
Families -0.13% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 40 97th
Diversity Index2 # 104 93rd
Median Household Income # 1105 28th
Per Capita Income # 1369 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.