Paramount, CA

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Population

55,020

0.144% growth

Median Age

30.8


Median Household Income

$49,064

5.82% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

24,069

1.52% growth

Median Property Value

$304,400

7.41% growth

About

In 2017, Paramount, CA had a population of 55k people with a median age of 30.8 and a median household income of $49,064. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paramount, CA grew from 54,941 to 55,020, a 0.144% increase and its median household income grew from $46,364 to $49,064, a 5.82% increase.

The population of Paramount, CA is 81.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.7% Black or African American Alone, and 4.91% White Alone. 77% of the people in Paramount, CA speak a non-English language, and 77.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paramount, CA are InfoTech Career College (164 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Paramount, CA is $304,400, and the homeownership rate is 38.9%. Most people in Paramount, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Paramount, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Paramount, CA employs 24.1k people. The largest industries in Paramount, CA are Manufacturing (3,623 people), Retail Trade (3,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,981), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,601).

Median household income in Paramount, CA is $49,064. Males in Paramount, 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 Paramount, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,064

2017 value

± $2,388

5.82%

1 Year Growth

± 6.54%

Households in Paramount, CA have a median annual income of $49,064, 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 $46,364 in 2016, which represents a 5.82% 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 Paramount, CA 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 Paramount, CA 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 Paramount, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paramount, 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 5539.01

  2. Census Tract 5536.02

  3. Census Tract 5536.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paramount, CA was Census Tract 5539.01 with a value of $57,961, followed by Census Tract 5536.02 and Census Tract 5536.01, with respective values of $54,803 and $51,442.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paramount, CA (11.1k out of 54.7k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Hispanic

    9,211 ± 661

  2. White

    5,802 ± 508

  3. Other

    3,480 ± 417

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paramount, CA is Hispanic, followed by White 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

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,013

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paramount, CA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 23.7k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paramount, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,861 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,150 people), and Production Occupations (2,409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paramount, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paramount, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,861 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,150 people), and Production Occupations (2,409 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paramount, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.73 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paramount, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,347), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,643), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,013

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paramount, CA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 23.7k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paramount, CA, are Manufacturing (3,623 people), Retail Trade (3,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paramount, CA, though some of these residents may live in Paramount, 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 Paramount, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,623 people), Retail Trade (3,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,071 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paramount, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.76 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paramount, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,981), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,601).

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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 with $157B and Gasoline and $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

82.5% of the population of Paramount, CA has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 34.9% on Medicaid, 4.11% on Medicare, 6.93% on non-group plans, and 0.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Paramount, 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

17.5%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

34.9%

Medicaid

4.11%

Medicare

6.93%

Non-Group

0.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paramount, CA declined by 13% from 20.1% to 17.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paramount, 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

Paramount, CA is home to a population of 55k people, from which 77.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 37% of Paramount, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Paramount, CA is composed of 44.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (81.5%), 4.79k Black or African American Alone residents (8.7%), 2.7k White Alone residents (4.91%), 1.62k Asian Alone residents (2.94%), 539 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.98%), 328 Two or More Races residents (0.596%), 151 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.274%), and 66 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.12%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Paramount, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (37,376 speakers), Tagalog (499 speakers), and Korean (209 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paramount, CA was 30.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Paramount, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Paramount, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 37% of Paramount, CA residents 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 Paramount, CA was 38.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Paramount, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Paramount, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

77.9%

2017 Citizenship

76.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77.9% of Paramount, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paramount, CA was 76.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    44.8k ± 1.94k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.79k ± 765

  3. White Alone

    2.7k ± 437

In 2017, there were 9.36 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (44.8k people) in Paramount, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.79k Black or African American Alone and 2.7k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    37,376 speakers (73.4%)

  2. Tagalog

    499 speakers (0.98%)

  3. Korean

    209 speakers (0.411%)

77% of Paramount, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Paramount, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 73.4% of the overall population of Paramount, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.98% speak Tagalog and 0.411% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    241 ± 105

  2. Vietnam

    211 ± 78

  3. Korea

    105 ± 70

Paramount, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Paramount, CA awarded 164 degrees. The student population of Paramount, CA is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 39 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paramount, CA are Hispanic or Latino (79 and 48.2%), followed by Black or African American (56 and 34.1%), Asian (12 and 7.32%), and White (10 and 6.1%).

The largest universities in Paramount, CA by number of degrees awarded are InfoTech Career College (164 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Paramount, CA are Medical Assistant (43 and 26.2%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (43 and 26.2%), and Phlebotamy Technician (41 and 25%).

The median tuition costs in Paramount, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Paramount, CA was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Paramount, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

164 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Paramount, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was InfoTech Career College with 164 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

24

Degrees Awarded to Men

140

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 24 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paramount, CA, which is 0.171 times less than the 140 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    79 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Paramount, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 79 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paramount, CA was $304,400 in 2017, which is 1.4 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $283,400 to $304,400, a 7.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Paramount, CA is 38.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paramount, CA have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paramount, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,064

Median Household Income

± $2,388

14.3k

Number of Households

± 703

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.3k households in Paramount, CA grew to $49,064 from the previous year's value of $46,364.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$304,400

2017 Median

± $17,262

$283,400

2016 Median

± $11,652

In 2017, the median property value in Paramount, CA grew to to $304,400 from the previous year's value of $283,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paramount, 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 Paramount, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Paramount, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paramount, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

38.9%

2017 Homeownership

38.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.9% of the housing units in Paramount, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paramount, 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 Paramount, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paramount, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paramount, CA have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.19% of the workforce in Paramount, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Public Transit

    4.36%

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

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