Paradise, California

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Population in 2017: 26,682 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 12,818  (48.0%)
Females: 13,864  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

49.7 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95969.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,503 (it was $31,863 in 2000)
Paradise:

$51,503
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,070 (it was $19,267 in 2000)

Paradise town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $231,986 (it was $112,300 in 2000)
Paradise:

$231,986
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $305,893; detached houses: $342,182; townhouses or other attached units: $295,406; in 2-unit structures: $625,053; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,671; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,987; mobile homes: $110,644; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $240,460

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,070.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paradise: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.7%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.9% for Black residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paradise, CA (2017)
    • 23,46287.2%White alone
    • 1,7406.5%Hispanic
    • 7232.7%Two or more races
    • 3841.4%American Indian alone
    • 3081.1%Asian alone
    • 660.2%Black alone

Races in Paradise detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Paradise, California as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paradise is 1,337 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Paradise by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(22.3)
8
(29.9)
14
(53.1)
13
(49.1)
13
(49.1)
11
(41.6)
10
(37.7)
5
(18.9)
11
(41.9)
4
(15.2)
9
(33.9)
7
(26.4)
16
(60.1)
15
(56.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(26.1)
5
(18.7)
6
(22.7)
7
(26.4)
10
(37.8)
11
(41.6)
14
(52.8)
6
(22.6)
7
(26.7)
7
(26.6)
11
(41.5)
8
(30.2)
9
(33.8)
5
(18.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(74.5)
43
(160.7)
35
(132.7)
42
(158.7)
66
(249.3)
81
(306.5)
54
(203.6)
55
(207.6)
49
(186.9)
40
(152.1)
31
(116.9)
29
(109.3)
63
(236.8)
45
(168.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
249
(927.4)
218
(814.8)
175
(663.4)
157
(593.2)
165
(623.3)
174
(658.5)
200
(754.0)
241
(909.7)
214
(816.1)
257
(977.0)
212
(799.6)
250
(942.3)
127
(477.3)
109
(407.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
463
(1,725)
412
(1,540)
531
(2,013)
517
(1,953)
539
(2,036)
340
(1,287)
220
(829.4)
214
(807.8)
242
(922.9)
200
(760.3)
245
(924.0)
178
(670.9)
131
(492.3)
125
(467.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
84
(312.9)
50
(186.9)
49
(185.7)
55
(207.8)
55
(207.8)
32
(121.1)
42
(158.3)
24
(90.6)
74
(282.2)
59
(224.3)
64
(241.4)
74
(278.9)
37
(139.0)
45
(168.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(14.9)
5
(18.7)
9
(34.1)
4
(15.1)
5
(18.9)
2
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
5
(18.9)
3
(11.3)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)199.5195.2217.6222.8249.7221.9185.3166.7203.2174.9182.8174.7169.8144.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Paradise, CA

Crime rate in Paradise detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.75
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (15.2%), German (9.7%), European (8.7%), Irish (7.5%), English (7.1%), Italian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 11/27/1979

Elevation: 1708 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,462 people per square mile   (low).

Paradise, California map

639 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,626 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,373 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (12.2 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (83.8 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (431.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Centerville, CA (1.7 miles ),
Magalia, CA (2.1 miles ),
Concow, CA (2.3 miles ),
Butte Creek Canyon, CA (2.3 miles ),
Cherokee, CA (3.0 miles),
Forest Ranch, CA (3.0 miles ),
Stirling City, CA (3.3 miles ),
Chico, CA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 121.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,385 (-8.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 4,280 (40.9%)

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Paradise, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paradise, CA in 2017
Paradise satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Population change in the 1990s: +689 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Paradise, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.7%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Paradise, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Paradise, California

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Paradise, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.299. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.299
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.80. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.80
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00657. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00657
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Paradise-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 694% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from Paradise center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from Paradise center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 223.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 136.4 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 169.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 202.8 miles away from Paradise center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butte County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paradise topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Paradise:

  • ALPINE HOME III, THE (5577 CARLI COURT)
  • FEATHER RIVER HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 5974 PENTZ ROAD)
  • CALIFORNIA HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (5910 CLARK ROAD SUITE T)
  • FEATHER RIVER HHA (6626 CLARK ROAD, STE P)
  • CYPRESS ACRES CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (6900 CLARK RD)
  • CYPRESS HEALTHCARE CENTER (1633 CYPRESS LANE)
  • PARADISE LODGE (5374 EDGEWOOD LANE)
  • PARADISE SKILLED NURSING (7419 SKYWAY)
  • PINE VIEW CARE CENTER (8777 SKYWAY)

Airports located in Paradise:

Amtrak stations near Paradise:

  • 13 miles: CHICO (W. 5TH & ORANGE STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: OROVILLE (GRANDE AVE. AT STATE HWY. 70) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise:

  • Butte College (about 9 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 13 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 45 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 71 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Shasta College (about 71 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 78 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • American River College (about 79 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)

Public high schools in Paradise:

  • PARADISE SENIOR HIGH (Students: 933, Location: 5911 MAXWELL DR., Grades: 9-12)
  • HOMETECH CHARTER (Students: 61, Location: 7126 SKYWAY, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • HONEY RUN ACADEMY SECONDARY (Students: 10, Location: 622 PEARSON RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • PARADISE ELEARNING ACADEMY (Location: 5911 MAXWELL DR., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • PARADISE HIGH - RISE (Location: 5911 MAXWELL DR., Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Paradise:

  • PARADISE ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 182, Location: 5699 ACADEMY DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • YOUTH FOR CHANGE ED SERVICES (Students: 15, Location: 7204 SKYWAY, Grades: 2-12)
  • PARADISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14, Location: 1573 BILLE RD, Grades: KG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Paradise:

Private elementary/middle school in Paradise:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 6500 CLARK RD, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Paradise

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paradise: Paradise Camp (A), Veterans Memorial Hall (B), Paradise Branch Butte County Library (C), First Responder Emergency Medical Services Station 12 (D), First Responder Emergency Medical Services Station 14 (E), Paradise Fire Protection District (F), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 35 Paradise (G), Paradise Fire Department Station 2 (H), Paradise Fire Department Station 3 (I), Paradise Fire Department Station 1 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paradise include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Christian Center (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Foursquare Gospel Church (F), I Am Temple (G), Jubilee on the Ridge Church (H), New Life Apostolic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Paradise include: Rotary Grove Park (1), Bille Park (2), Paradise Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Tiffany Brissette - Actress.

Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Paradise in 2010:

  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Paradise in 2000:

  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 133 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 24 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with branches in Paradise (2011 data):

  • Rabobank, National Association: Paradise Clark Road Branch at 6653 Clark Road, branch established on 2003/07/01; Paradise Branch Office at 672 Pearson Raod, branch established on 2001/09/01. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Paradise Branch at 6817 Skyway, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Paradise Branch at 6405 Clark Road, branch established on 1974/01/02. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Tri Counties Bank: Paradise at 6848 Q Skyway, branch established on 2000/08/14. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,554.4 mil, Deposits: $2,191.2 mil, headquarters in Chico, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Trico Bancshares
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Paradise Branch at 6669 Clark Road, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Paradise Branch at 6295 Skyway Highway, branch established on 1946/07/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Paradise Branch at 6930 Skyway Boulevard, branch established on 2000/05/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Paradise:

Marital status in Paradise, CA
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Paradise
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paradise, CA (based on Butte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic34,1017
Evangelical Protestant22,822129
Other11,03136
Mainline Protestant6,27224
Black Protestant4754
Orthodox2802
None145,019-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 50
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Butte County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Here:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Butte County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 133
This county:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Butte County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Butte County:

12.3%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Paradise:

11.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Paradise:

36.3%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Paradise:

55.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paradise, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 22$176,843$96,4600$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$153,215$83,5720$0
Police - Other 8$33,560$50,3409$14,488
Streets and Highways 7$29,812$51,1060$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$28,364$68,0744$10,416
Other Government Administration 4$27,068$81,2047$8,648
Sewerage 3$13,767$55,0681$1,450
Financial Administration 2$13,961$83,7661$2,852
Other and Unallocable 1$5,001$60,0120$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$3,093
Health 0$0 4$5,596
Totals for Government 74$481,591$78,09628$46,543

Paradise government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $489,000 ($18.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,899,000 ($146.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,367,000 ($126.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,810,000 ($67.84)
    Regular Highways: $1,727,000 ($64.73)
    General - Other: $911,000 ($34.14)
    Transit Utilities: $855,000 ($32.04)
    Sewerage: $676,000 ($25.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $268,000 ($10.04)
    Health - Other: $162,000 ($6.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $95,000 ($3.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($1.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,007,000 ($37.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,219,000 ($233.08)

Paradise government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $709,000 ($26.57)
    Other: $570,000 ($21.36)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($3.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($2.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $176,000 ($6.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($2.66)
    Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($2.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $43,000 ($1.61)
    Rents: $41,000 ($1.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.41)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($1.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,989,000 ($74.54)
    Highways: $1,024,000 ($38.38)
    Transit Utilities: $820,000 ($30.73)
    General Local Government Support: $128,000 ($4.80)
  • Tax - Property: $6,872,000 ($257.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,335,000 ($87.51)
    Other License: $802,000 ($30.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $790,000 ($29.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $171,000 ($6.41)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000 ($1.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($0.11)

Paradise government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,517,000 ($581.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,882,000 ($557.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $635,000 ($23.80)

Paradise government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000 ($2.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,112,000 ($154.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $465,000 ($17.43)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.37% ($40,815 average AGI)
from Sutter County, CA  0.25% ($44,526)
from Tehama County, CA  0.23% ($39,757)


5.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
California average:

5.21%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.03%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.43% ($41,777 average AGI)
to Glenn County, CA  0.23% ($48,994)
to Sutter County, CA  0.22% ($39,958)
Businesses in Paradise, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Big O Tires1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1T-Mobile1
FedEx4Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS5
Jack In The Box1Vans1
Jones New York1Vons1
KFC1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KKXX (930 AM; 1 kW; PARADISE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KEWE (1340 AM; 1 kW; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KLRS (92.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KZFR (90.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise:

  • KCVU (Channel 30; PARADISE, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)
  • K53FT (Channel 53; CHICO, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K02OA (Channel 2; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNVN (Channel 24; CHICO, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • K05EM (Channel 5; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K18AO (Channel 18; OROVILLE/PARADISE, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KHSL-TV (Channel 12; CHICO, CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING, INC.)
  • KKPM-CA (Channel 28; CHICO, CA; Owner: PAUL STRIEBY & MATT TUTER)
  • KZVU-LP (Channel 22; CHICO, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)
  • K49CT (Channel 49; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING, INC.)
  • K15CX (Channel 15; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Paradise fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paradise)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paradise, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 321 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paradise)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Paradise)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$179,02459$156,897218$182,03814$131,8991$132,72029$125,4698$117,981
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$160,53312$163,44132$183,4283$19,0270$06$182,5100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$173,78710$130,59893$202,7877$64,1160$015$133,1387$71,576
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$223,14312$162,75766$188,8474$50,1500$09$127,5743$136,823
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$96,4101$75,53016$165,8321$85,5600$02$136,8750$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00 , 0019.00, 0020.00, 0021.00, 0023.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$210,2520$01$291,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$174,3503$338,5770$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$81,7255$190,5620$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$192,6251$192,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$167,2200$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00 , 0019.00, 0020.00, 0021.00, 0023.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paradise, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paradise, CA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of fire incidents - 240 took place in 2008, and the least - 1 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paradise, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.1%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paradise, CA
    • 38251.1%Structure Fires
    • 23331.1%Outside Fires
    • 10013.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 334.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paradise, CA
Most common first names in Paradise, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John35676.0 years
William33378.4 years
Robert30274.8 years
Charles23077.9 years
Mary22582.7 years
James21675.8 years
George18679.7 years
Dorothy14680.1 years
Helen14381.9 years
Frank13678.9 years
Most common last names in Paradise, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16081.1 years
Johnson9676.9 years
Jones8378.4 years
Williams8077.2 years
Anderson7577.8 years
Miller6978.7 years
Wilson6979.9 years
Davis6680.2 years
Moore6479.5 years
White5178.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paradise, CA
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paradise, CA
  • 63.1%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy


Paradise compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Paradise on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
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