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Paradise Park, California - Basic Facts

The Paradise Park Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Santa Cruz County at latitude 37.0063 and longitude -122.0424. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The formal official name is the Paradise Park Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Paradise Park, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Paradise Park indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Paradise Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 410
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,472
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 204 (48.9%)
Median Home Value $465,625
Average Home Value $602,069


Median Household Income $82,429
Average Household Income $113,016
Per Capita Income $48,173
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.24% 1.33%
Households 1.14% 1.46%
Families 0.6% 1.46%
Median Household Income   4.55%
Per Capita Income   4.72%
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 Park, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradise Park 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 # 1223 20th
Population Density1 # 680 55th
Diversity Index2 # 1251 18th
Median Household Income # 258 83rd
Per Capita Income # 154 90th

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