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Population in 2012: 26,216 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 

Males: 12,508  (47.7%)
Females: 13,708  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  50.2 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95969.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,468 (it was $31,863 in 2000)
Paradise:

$38,468
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,011

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $190,952 (it was $112,300 in 2000)
Paradise:

$190,952
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $264,744; Detached houses: $313,931; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,170; In 2-unit structures: $337,440; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,721; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,027; Mobile homes: $92,311; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $835.

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  • White alone - 22,421 (85.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2,144 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 974 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 367 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 140 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 94 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 91 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 27 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paradise: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (17.6%), English (13.1%), Irish (11.4%), United States (4.9%), Italian (4.7%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 11/27/1979  

Elevation: 1708 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,437 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paradise town:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

1,221 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% North America).

This town:  4.7%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Paradise, California as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Paradise to the number of sex offenders is 410 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,716 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,257 (0.6%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2002: 74 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2003: 93 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2004: 83 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $203,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 121.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,690 (-6.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 4,617 (48.2%)

Area code: 530

Paradise household income distribution Paradise home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Paradise by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0020000011100
per 100,000 0.00.07.30.00.00.00.00.03.83.83.80.00.0
Rapes 463776814131311105
per 100,000 15.222.311.025.925.822.329.953.149.149.141.637.718.9
Robberies 105771175671011146
per 100,000 37.918.625.625.940.626.118.722.726.437.841.652.822.6
Assaults 95485649342043354266815455
per 100,000 360.1178.4204.5181.3125.474.5160.7132.7158.7249.3306.5203.6207.6
Burglaries 211230265320319249218175157165174200241
per 100,000 799.9855.1967.91184.11176.9927.4814.8663.4593.2623.3658.5754.0909.7
Thefts 627568616597644463412531517539340220214
per 100,000 2376.92111.62250.02209.12375.91724.51539.82012.81953.42036.21286.7829.4807.8
Auto thefts 34655652728450495555324224
per 100,000 128.9241.6204.5192.4265.6312.9186.9185.7207.8207.8121.1158.390.6
Arson 9459445945200
per 100,000 34.114.918.333.314.814.918.734.115.118.97.60.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 270.8234.8259.4265.0270.5210.3205.8229.4234.9263.3233.9195.4175.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.79
California average:

2.36

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Paradise, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +689 (+2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Paradise-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 302% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1998 at 19:49:53, a magnitude 5.4 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 14.5 mi) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from Paradise center
On 8/10/2001 at 20:19:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 09:53:30, a magnitude 5.3 (4.7 MB, 5.3 ML, 4.8 MW, Depth: 6.4 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/1997 at 17:49:28, a magnitude 4.8 (4.4 MB, 4.8 ML, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from Paradise center
On 1/19/2008 at 23:13:05, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.3 MS, 4.9 MW, 4.7 MW, Depth: 1.8 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the city 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 (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Tiffany Brissette - Actress.


Hospitals/medical centers in Paradise:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Paradise, CA

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: 6,150)
  • California State University-Chico (about 14 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)
  • Yuba College (about 45 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 3,283)
  • Sierra College (about 71 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • Shasta College (about 73 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 78 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • American River College (about 79 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)

Public high schools in Paradise:

Private high schools in Paradise:

  • PARADISE ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 211; Location: 5699 ACADEMY DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 1573 BILLE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • YOUTH FOR CHANGE ED SERVICES (Students: 22; Location: 7204 SKYWAY; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Paradise:

See full list of schools located in Paradise, School District: PARADISE UNIFIED


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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

 
Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.3. This is worse than average.
City:

39.3
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00359. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00359
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.29
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.5. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Paradise that have no violations reported:

  • FEATHER WEST TRAVEL TLR PARK (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.2% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for American Indian residents, 5.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 1.5% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Paradise, CA

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

Paradise compared to California state average:

Paradise, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paradise, California:

  • Ponderosa Gardens Motel Inc, 7010 Skwy, Paradise, CA 95969 , Phone: (530) 872-9094, Fax: (530) 872-2993
  • Lantern Motel, 5799 Wildwood Ln, Paradise, CA 95969 , Phone: (530) 877-5553
  • Comfort Inn, 5475 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969 , Phone: (530) 876-0191, Fax: (530) 876-9936
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paradise, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Paradise travel time to work - commute


Paradise mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Paradise town (based on Butte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.39%
Here27.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents35.0%12.9%7.7%5.4%3.6%
Congregations3.9%10.5%4.6%3.9%6.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.8%2.2%24.1%
Congregations4.6%9.2%3.3%2.0%51.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 50
Butte County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$14,807$59,2282$3,306
Other Government Administration 4$27,234$81,70210$8,433
Police Protection - Officers 23$150,864$78,7120$0
Police - Other 14$47,929$41,0828$8,836
Firefighters 23$138,105$72,0550$0
Fire - Other 2$12,607$75,6423$3,744
Streets and Highways 11$40,211$43,8671$2,792
Sewerage 5$16,700$40,0800$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$51,132$61,3586$10,494
Totals for Government 95$499,589$63,10630$37,605

Paradise government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $618,000 ($23.57)
    Fire Protection: $615,000 ($23.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,306,000 ($126.11)
    Fire Protection: $2,784,000 ($106.19)
    Central Staff Services: $859,000 ($32.77)
    Regular Highways: $817,000 ($31.16)
    Transit Utilities: $657,000 ($25.06)
    Financial Administration: $530,000 ($20.22)
    Sewerage: $277,000 ($10.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $270,000 ($10.30)
    Health Services - Other: $146,000 ($5.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($0.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000 ($1.18)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($0.92)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.23)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,025,000 ($115.39)

Paradise government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $364,000 ($13.88)
    All Other: $102,000 ($3.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $670,000 ($25.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $431,000 ($16.44)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $326,000 ($12.44)
    Interest Earnings: $176,000 ($6.71)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $70,000 ($2.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,566,000 ($59.73)
    Highways: $864,000 ($32.96)
    All Other: $679,000 ($25.90)
    Transit Utilities: $40,000 ($1.53)
  • Tax - Property: $2,870,000 ($109.48)
    Total General Sales: $1,399,000 ($53.36)
    NEC: $473,000 ($18.04)
    Public Utilities: $428,000 ($16.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $105,000 ($4.01)

Paradise government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $240,000 ($9.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $240,000 ($9.15)

Paradise government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,354,000 ($166.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.75%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.10%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.49% ($35,431 average AGI)
from Glenn County, CA  0.28% ($28,772)
from Shasta County, CA  0.26% ($27,331)


6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
California average:

6.27%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.05%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.59% ($28,914 average AGI)
to Sutter County, CA  0.26% ($30,185)
to Glenn County, CA  0.22% ($36,118)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Paradise fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paradise)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paradise, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 292 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paradise)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Paradise)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 55
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Paradise


See full 2006 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
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
Browse common businesses in Paradise, CA


Paradise on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Tatsushi Toyokuni (7)
  • Mary Waldner (2)
  • Warren C. Bowden (2)
  • James J. Myers (2)
  • Mark Hamilton Jones (1)
  • Carol A. Requadt (1)
  • Dewayne W. Browning (1)
  • Henry Abrahamer (1)
  • Mark H. Jones (1)
  • David G. Hopper (1)

Total of 26 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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