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Paradise, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Paradise had a population of 6,515 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.7596 and longitude -121.6219 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paradise 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Paradise, CA Housing Affordability Index is 82
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Paradise, CA Wealth Index is 79
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,515 (100%)
Population in Households 6,102 (93.7%)
Population in Families 4,516 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 413 ( 6.3%)
Population Density 356
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,265
Average Household Income $65,405
Per Capita Income $29,342
Wealth Index4 79

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,816 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,095 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $278,824
Housing Affordability Index3 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,911
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,687
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -13.98% 9.1%
Households -14.12% 9.83%
Families -14.32% 9.95%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Paradise, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradise to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 588 61st
Population Density # 1021 33rd
Diversity Index # 1381 9th
Median Household Income # 1211 20th
Per Capita Income # 862 43rd

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