Paradise, NV

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Population

231,858

0.954% growth

Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$45,904

2.37% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

116,672

2.47% growth

Median Property Value

$191,800

13% growth

About

In 2017, Paradise, NV had a population of 232k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $45,904. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paradise, NV grew from 229,666 to 231,858, a 0.954% increase and its median household income grew from $44,841 to $45,904, a 2.37% increase.

The population of Paradise, NV is 41.5% White Alone, 33.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.5% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Paradise, NV speak a non-English language, and 84.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paradise, NV are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,367 degrees awarded in 2016), Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (591 degrees), and Advanced Training Institute (372 degrees).

The median property value in Paradise, NV is $191,800, and the homeownership rate is 40%. Most people in Paradise, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Paradise, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Paradise, NV employs 117k people. The largest industries in Paradise, NV are Accommodation & Food Services (27,505 people), Retail Trade (13,849 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (12,455 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,786), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,226), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,393).

Median household income in Paradise, NV is $45,904. Males in Paradise, NV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,567. The income inequality in Paradise, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,904

2017 value

± $1,100

2.37%

1 Year Growth

± 3.37%

Households in Paradise, NV have a median annual income of $45,904, 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 $44,841 in 2016, which represents a 2.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,432

Average Male Salary

± $1,853

$44,567

Average Female Salary

± $1,392

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.29 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. White

    $49,115 ± $1,406

  2. Asian

    $44,438 ± $3,305

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $39,307 ± $16,398

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paradise, NV is from Nevada.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.441

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.688% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada 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 28.37

  2. Census Tract 53.22

  3. Census Tract 17.17

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paradise, NV was Census Tract 28.37 with a value of $83,594, followed by Census Tract 53.22 and Census Tract 17.17, with respective values of $79,826 and $78,615.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paradise, NV (39.7k out of 229k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    20,722 ± 1,113

  2. Hispanic

    17,313 ± 968

  3. Other

    7,259 ± 685

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paradise, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

117k

2017 Value

± 2,551

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 3.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paradise, NV grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 114k employees to 117k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paradise, NV, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (16,866 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,762 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,318 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paradise, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paradise, NV, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (16,866 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,762 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,318 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paradise, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.4 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paradise, NV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,202), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,583), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,912).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

117k

2017 Value

± 2,551

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 3.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paradise, NV grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 114k employees to 117k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paradise, NV, are Accommodation & Food Services (27,505 people), Retail Trade (13,849 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (12,455 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paradise, NV, though some of these residents may live in Paradise, NV 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, NV, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (27,505 people), Retail Trade (13,849 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (12,455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paradise, NV has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.85 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (3.1 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paradise, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,786), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,226), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,393).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $16B

  2. $8.39B

  3. $6.48B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $16B, followed by Mixed freight ($8.39B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($6.48B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$75B

2015 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

51.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nevada trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 51.3% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada 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 Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.2B

  2. $6.44B

  3. $3.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Utah with $6.44B and Arizona and $3.88B.

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

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Health

82.3% of the population of Paradise, NV has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 9% on Medicare, 9.7% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Paradise, NV was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Paradise, NV see 1764 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1749 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1632 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 536 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,764 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nevada see an average of 1,764 patients per year. This represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1,749 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

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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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$6,714

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,417

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,796

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

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

17.7%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

9%

Medicare

9.7%

Non-Group

1.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paradise, NV declined by 13.4% from 20.5% to 17.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paradise, NV 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. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 12.4% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

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

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Diversity

Paradise, NV is home to a population of 232k people, from which 84.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 26.6% of Paradise, NV residents were born outside of the country (61.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Paradise, NV is composed of 96.3k White Alone residents (41.5%), 78.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (33.8%), 24.2k Asian Alone residents (10.5%), 20.9k Black or African American Alone residents (9.02%), 8.31k Two or More Races residents (3.58%), 2.28k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.983%), 979 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.422%), and 552 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.238%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paradise, NV was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Paradise, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Paradise, NV residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

61.7k people

26.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

60.5k people

As of 2017, 26.6% of Paradise, NV residents (61.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paradise, NV was 26.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    227,319 ± 11,235 people

  2. Philippines

    82,777 ± 6,962 people

  3. El Salvador

    25,589 ± 3,910 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 227,319 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 82,777 and El Salvador with 25,589.

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Citizenship

84.4%

2017 Citizenship

84.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.4% of Paradise, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paradise, NV was 84.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    96.3k ± 2.12k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78.3k ± 3.36k

  3. Asian Alone

    24.2k ± 1.62k

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more White Alone residents (96.3k people) in Paradise, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.3k Hispanic or Latino and 24.2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Paradise, NV 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, NV 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, NV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Paradise, NV 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

    4,529 ± 416

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,079 ± 297

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,878 ± 284

Paradise, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Paradise, NV awarded 6,996 degrees. The student population of Paradise, NV is skewed towards women, with 13,835 male students and 18,225 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paradise, NV are White (2,930 and 44.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,563 and 23.9%), Asian (802 and 12.3%), and Black or African American (520 and 7.95%).

The largest universities in Paradise, NV by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,367 and 76.7%), Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (591 and 8.45%), and Advanced Training Institute (372 and 5.32%).

The most popular majors in Paradise, NV are General Hospitality Management (511 and 7.3%), General Psychology (315 and 4.5%), and Medical Assistant (256 and 3.66%).

The median tuition costs in Paradise, NV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,517 and $20,427 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 468 degrees awarded

  2. 298 degrees awarded

  3. 243 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Paradise, NV was General Hospitality Management with 468 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Paradise, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,367 degrees awarded

  2. 591 degrees awarded

  3. 372 degrees awarded

$6,517

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Paradise, NV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Las Vegas with 5,367 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,976

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,020

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,976 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paradise, NV, which is 0.74 times less than the 4,020 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Paradise, NV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,930 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,563 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    802 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Paradise, NV were to White students. These 2,930 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,563 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paradise, NV was $191,800 in 2017, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,800 to $191,800, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Paradise, NV is 40%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paradise, NV have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paradise, NV 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.

$45,904

Median Household Income

± $1,100

88.8k

Number of Households

± 1,965

In 2017, the median household income of the 88.8k households in Paradise, NV grew to $45,904 from the previous year's value of $44,841.

The following chart displays the households in Paradise, NV 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$191,800

2017 Median

± $3,487

$169,800

2016 Median

± $2,893

In 2017, the median property value in Paradise, NV grew to to $191,800 from the previous year's value of $169,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paradise, NV 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, NV 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, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paradise, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40%

2017 Homeownership

39.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40% of the housing units in Paradise, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paradise, NV 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, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paradise, NV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paradise, NV have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Paradise, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.78%

  3. Public Transit

    7.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Paradise, NV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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