Paramount, California Population 2022

53,661
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Paramount is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 53,661, it is the 174th largest city in California and the 813th largest city in the United States. Paramount is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,733 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Paramount has a population density of 11,347 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paramount is $64,698 with a poverty rate of 15.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,462 per month, and the median house value is $388,300. The median age in Paramount is 30.9 years, 29.8 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Paramount Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paramountwas:

  • Other race: 41.45%
  • White: 37.56%
  • Two or more races: 8.01%
  • Black or African American: 7.97%
  • Asian: 3.89%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
The current population of Paramount, California is 53,661 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,733.

Paramount, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,26437.56%
Black or African American4,2997.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native3580.66%
Asian2,0983.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2510.47%
Some Other Race22,36041.45%
Two or More Races4,3198.01%
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Paramount Population by Race

Paramount Population Pyramid 2022

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Paramount Median Age

31.5


Total

30.5


Male

32.9


Female

Paramount Adults

There are 39,188 adults, (4,648 of whom are seniors) in Paramount.

Paramount Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Paramount Sex Ratio

Female

26,682

49.46%

Male

27,267

50.54%

Paramount Population by Age

Paramount Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paramount Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.9%51.1%
All42.1%57.9%
Female36.6%63.4%
Non Family35.2%64.8%
Male35%65%

42.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paramount Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,1563.7942.1
Married6,8734.5448.9
Male1,5924.0235
Female3,1124.0736.6
Non Family2,5791.335.2

4.15

Average Family Size

3.79

Average Household Size

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Paramount Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,07421.74%
9th to 12th Grade4,25713.08%
High School Graduate9,06127.84%
Some College6,02618.52%
Associates Degree2,1636.65%
Bachelors Degree2,7238.37%
Graduate Degree1,2423.82%
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Paramount Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paramount Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,6581,432767
Native American24514661
Islander14014030
White2,0321,763427
Black2,9322,634550
Hispanic25,55615,0222,154
2+ Races2,5941,466205
Other Race12,9237,272942

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 46.26%.

Paramount Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,304$34,397$27,637
Less Than 9th Grade$26,806$31,010$17,457
High School Graduate$31,201$35,151$26,120
Some College$32,382$37,279$30,793
Bachelors Degree$39,054$40,094$36,364
Graduate Degree$70,202$89,792$63,295

$31,304

Average Earnings

$34,397

Average Male

$27,637

Average Female

Paramount Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paramount Language by Age

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Paramount Language

23.12% of Paramount residents speak only English, while 76.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.40% of the population.

Paramount Language

Paramount Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native35810830.17%
White2,81747416.83%
Black4,22770416.65%
Hispanic43,9106,85115.60%
Asian2,04221710.63%
Other3,505NaN%
Multiple4,29647411.03%

15.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.10%

Male Poverty Rate

17.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paramount

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paramount is Native, with 30.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paramount is Multiple, with 11.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.57%.

Paramount Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.11%
High School13.00%
Some College9.95%
Bachelors or Greater11.52%

Paramount Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.39%
Male Unemployed20.85%
Female Employed9.57%
Female Unemployed21.48%

Paramount Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paramount Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,313$71,819
Families$58,299$74,624
Married Families$69,517-
Non Families$38,994$44,332
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Income by Household Type

Paramount Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 Over 65, 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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671

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War272
First Gulf War92
Vietnam103
Korea79
World War II33

Paramount Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34196
35 to 54128
55 to 6457
65 to 74114
75+176

Paramount Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2992.09%
Black1374.17%
Asian1146.43%
Other Race680.42%
2+ Races531.61%
Hispanic2880.91%

Paramount Veterans by Race

Paramount Veterans by Education

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18.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paramount Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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59.21%

Born in Paramount

64.63%

Native Born

35.37%

Foreign Born

21.57%

Non Citizen

13.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.63% of Paramount residents were born in the United States, with 59.21% having been born in California. 21.57% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196027,2490.00%
197034,7347,4852.46%
198036,4071,6730.47%
199047,66911,2622.73%
200055,2667,5971.49%
201054,098-1,168-0.21%
201154,062-36-0.07%
201254,026-36-0.07%
201353,990-36-0.07%
201453,954-36-0.07%
201553,918-36-0.07%
201653,882-36-0.07%
201753,846-36-0.07%
201853,810-36-0.07%
201953,774-36-0.07%
202053,733-41-0.08%
202153,697-36-0.07%
202253,661-36-0.07%

Paramount Population by Year