Paradise, California Population 2024

9,000

Paradise is a city located in Butte County California. Paradise has a 2024 population of 9,000. Paradise is currently growing at a rate of 16.01% annually and its population has increased by 89.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,744 in 2020.

The average household income in Paradise is $74,432 with a poverty rate of 16.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Paradise is 57.9 years, 52.8 years for males, and 62.2 years for females.

Paradise Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paradise was:

  • White: 84.13%
  • Two or more races: 8.7%
  • Other race: 4.5%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Land Area (mi²)
18.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
491.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
89.71% (4,256)
The current population of Paradise, California is 9,000 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,744.

Paradise, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,60884.13%
Two or more races5808.7%
Other race3004.5%
Asian861.29%
Black or African American450.68%
Native American340.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.2%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Paradise Population by Race

Paradise Population Pyramid 2024

Paradise Median Age

57.9

Total

52.8

Male

62.2

Female

Paradise Adults

There are 5,668 adults, (2,586 of whom are seniors) in Paradise.

Paradise Age Dependency

116.3

Age Dependency Ratio

83.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Paradise Sex Ratio

Female3,14147.12%
Male3,52552.88%

Paradise Population by Age

Paradise Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0132.0673.626.4
Married1,4252.6187.912.1
Non Family1,1731.1261.438.6
Female2702.7738.961.1
Male1453.0297.22.8
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2.63

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Paradise Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Paradise Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paradise Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.98%.

Paradise Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,700

Average Earnings

$52,917

Average Male

$41,786

Average Female

Paradise Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paradise Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Paradise Language

92.38% of Paradise residents speak only English, while 7.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.54% of the population.

Paradise Language

Paradise Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,33873113.69%
Multiple57625243.75%
Hispanic5646210.99%
Black232191.3%
Islander1313100%
Asian671014.93%
Native33927.27%
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16.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

18.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paradise

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paradise is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paradise is Hispanic, with 10.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.28%.

Paradise Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.77%
High School23.21%
Bachelors or Greater13.46%
Some College9.63%
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Paradise Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed86.11%
Male Unemployed22.22%
Male Employed6.29%
Female Employed3.24%
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Paradise Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paradise Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Paradise Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Paradise Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Paradise Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Paradise Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Paradise Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

825

Number of Veterans

721

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

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Paradise Veterans by War

count

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Paradise Veterans by Age

count

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Paradise Veterans by Race

Paradise Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paradise Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

35.2%

Labor Force Participation

33.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Paradise Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Paradise Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Paradise Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.01%

Born in Paradise

95.68%

Native Born

4.32%

Foreign Born

2.6%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.68% of Paradise residents were born in the United States, with 69.01% having been born in California. 2.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paradise Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,2101,2428.89%
202813,9681,2429.76%
202712,7261,24210.82%
202611,4841,24212.13%
202510,2421,24213.8%
20249,0001,24216.01%
20237,7581,24219.06%
20226,5161,24223.55%
20215,27453011.17%
20204,74457313.74%
20194,171-22,361-84.28%
201826,532630.24%
201726,4691800.68%
201626,289790.3%
201526,210190.07%
201426,1911440.55%
201326,047110.04%
201226,036-48-0.18%
201126,084-96-0.37%
201026,180-228-0.86%
200026,4081,0003.94%
199025,4082,83712.57%
198022,5718,03255.24%
197014,5396,27175.85%
19608,268
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Paradise Population by Year