Paramount, California Population 2021

53,347
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Paramount is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 53,347, it is the 174th largest city in California and the 743rd largest city in the United States. Paramount is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,098 in 2010. Paramount reached it's highest population of 55,266 in 2000. Spanning over 5 miles, Paramount has a population density of 11,281 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paramount is $64,698 with a poverty rate of 16.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,388 per month, and the median house value is $343,800. The median age in Paramount is 30.9 years, 29.8 years for males, and 32.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.7 males.

Paramount Demographics

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

  • White: 47.18%
  • Other race: 36.93%
  • Black or African American: 9.06%
  • Asian: 3.10%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.37%
The current population of Paramount, California is 53,347, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,259.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,098.

Paramount, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,71747.18%
Some Other Race20,13036.93%
Black or African American4,9379.06%
Asian1,6883.10%
Two or More Races1,4682.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3700.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native2030.37%
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Paramount Population by Race

Paramount Population Pyramid 2021

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Paramount Median Age

30.9


Total

29.8


Male

32.1


Female

Paramount Adults

There are 38,955 adults, (4,679 of whom are seniors) in Paramount.

Paramount Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Paramount Sex Ratio

Female

27,022

49.57%

Male

27,491

50.43%

Paramount Population by Age

Paramount Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paramount Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married46.6%53.4%
All41%59%
Male37.3%62.7%
Non Family35.4%64.6%
Female34.5%65.5%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paramount Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,2073.8241
Married7,0734.5846.6
Female3,0933.9834.5
Non Family2,5531.2935.4
Male1,4884.1737.3

4.21

Average Family Size

3.82

Average Household Size

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Paramount Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,75220.94%
9th to 12th Grade4,59114.24%
High School Graduate8,85027.45%
Some College6,17619.15%
Associates Degree2,2386.94%
Bachelors Degree2,4577.62%
Graduate Degree1,1793.66%
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Paramount Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paramount Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic24,95914,4891,915
Other Race11,1806,312697
Black3,2142,917634
White2,2651,966411
Asian1,3521,105580
Multiple Races914576101
Islander16616629
Native American1247620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.90%.

Paramount Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,813$32,222$26,737
Less Than High School$25,441$30,040$17,361
High School Grad$31,283$34,295$25,778
Some College$31,860$35,790$30,202
Bachelors Degree$35,563$41,000$33,625
Graduate Degree$71,912$81,932$67,578

$30,813

Average Earnings

$32,222

Average Male

$26,737

Average Female

Paramount Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paramount Language by Age

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Paramount Language

23.95% of Paramount residents speak only English, while 76.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 72.69% of the population.

Paramount Language

Paramount Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic44,0187,46016.95%
Other20,0693,50717.47%
Black4,86782316.91%
White2,90847616.37%
Multiple1,46827718.87%
Asian1,6011469.12%
Native203104.93%

16.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.57%

Male Poverty Rate

17.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paramount

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paramount is Multiple, with 18.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paramount is Native, with 4.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.39%.

Paramount Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.83%
High School14.88%
Some College10.69%
Bachelors or Greater8.74%

Paramount Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.62%
Male Unemployed22.91%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed7.60%

Paramount Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paramount Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,670$64,698
Families$58,605$66,336
Married Families$67,580-
Non Families$31,048$44,736
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Income by Household Type

Paramount Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Paramount Married by Age and Sex

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Paramount Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Paramount Marital Status by Race

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Paramount Marital Status

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740

Number of Veterans

629

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War219
Vietnam172
Korea120
First Gulf War104
World War II22

Paramount Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+219
65 to 74165
35 to 54147
18 to 34145
55 to 6464

Paramount Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3982.18%
Hispanic3361.09%
Black1604.28%
Asian664.52%
Other610.43%
2 or More555.16%

Paramount Veterans by Race

Paramount Veterans by Education

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23.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paramount Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Paramount Employment by Age

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Paramount Employment by Race

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Paramount Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.79%

Born in California

65.32%

Native Born

34.68%

Foreign Born

19.60%

Non Citizen

15.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.32% of Paramount residents were born in the United States, with 59.79% having been born in California. 19.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paramount Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202153,347-304-0.57%
202053,651-304-0.56%
201953,955-304-0.56%
201854,259-362-0.66%
201754,621-168-0.31%
201654,789-182-0.33%
201554,971570.10%
201454,914600.11%
201354,8542740.50%
201254,5802510.46%
201154,3292250.42%
201054,104-1,162-0.21%
200055,2667,5971.49%
199047,66911,2622.73%
198036,4071,6730.47%
197034,7347,4852.46%
196027,2490.00%

Paramount Population by Year