Paradise, CA

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Population

26,437

0.155% growth

Median Age

49.2


Median Household Income

$48,831

2.73% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

10,124

0.998% growth

Median Property Value

$205,500

2.29% growth

About

In 2017, Paradise, CA had a population of 26.4k people with a median age of 49.2 and a median household income of $48,831. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paradise, CA grew from 26,396 to 26,437, a 0.155% increase and its median household income grew from $47,533 to $48,831, a 2.73% increase.

The population of Paradise, CA is 88.3% White Alone, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.15% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Paradise, CA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Paradise, CA is $205,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Paradise, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Paradise, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Paradise, CA employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in Paradise, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,593 people), Retail Trade (1,379 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (762 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($68,109), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,500), and Utilities ($64,561).

Median household income in Paradise, CA is $48,831. Males in Paradise, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Paradise, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,831

2017 value

± $2,927

2.73%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Paradise, CA have a median annual income of $48,831, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,533 in 2016, which represents a 2.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paradise, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 20

  2. Census Tract 22

  3. Census Tract 23

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paradise, CA was Census Tract 20 with a value of $51,344, followed by Census Tract 22 and Census Tract 23, with respective values of $47,168 and $45,621.

The following map shows all of the places in Paradise, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paradise, CA (3.55k out of 25.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,185 ± 484

  2. Two Or More

    188 ± 128

  3. Hispanic

    140 ± 115

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paradise, CA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.1k

2017 Value

± 823

0.998%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paradise, CA grew at a rate of 0.998%, from 10k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paradise, CA, are Management Occupations (1,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (994 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paradise, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paradise, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paradise, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.93 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paradise, CA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($103,188), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,750), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.1k

2017 Value

± 823

0.998%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paradise, CA grew at a rate of 0.998%, from 10k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paradise, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,593 people), Retail Trade (1,379 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (762 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paradise, CA, though some of these residents may live in Paradise, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Paradise, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,593 people), Retail Trade (1,379 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paradise, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.85 times), and Utilities (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paradise, CA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($68,109), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,500), and Utilities ($64,561).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Paradise, CA has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Paradise, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Paradise, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.08%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

23.2%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

2.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paradise, CA declined by 21.1% from 8.97% to 7.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paradise, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Paradise, CA is home to a population of 26.4k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Paradise, CA residents were born outside of the country (631 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Paradise, CA is composed of 23.3k White Alone residents (88.3%), 1.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.21%), 834 Two or More Races residents (3.15%), 308 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.17%), 269 Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 53 Black or African American Alone residents (0.2%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Paradise, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 3

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paradise, CA was 49.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Paradise, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Paradise, CA residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    631 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Paradise, CA residents (631 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paradise, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Paradise, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paradise, CA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.3k ± 515

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.64k ± 356

  3. Two or More Races

    834 ± 293

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (23.3k people) in Paradise, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k Hispanic or Latino and 834 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Paradise, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Paradise, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Paradise, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Paradise, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,039 ± 204

  2. Korea

    299 ± 106

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    217 ± 135

Paradise, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paradise, CA was $205,500 in 2017, which is 0.944 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $200,900 to $205,500, a 2.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Paradise, CA is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paradise, CA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paradise, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,831

Median Household Income

± $2,927

10.7k

Number of Households

± 733

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.7k households in Paradise, CA grew to $48,831 from the previous year's value of $47,533.

The following chart displays the households in Paradise, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$205,500

2017 Median

± $11,025

$200,900

2016 Median

± $10,278

In 2017, the median property value in Paradise, CA grew to to $205,500 from the previous year's value of $200,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paradise, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paradise, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Paradise, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paradise, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Paradise, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paradise, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Paradise, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paradise, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paradise, CA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Paradise, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Paradise, CA was Drove Alone (77%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (7.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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