Paradise, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 49 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.4%
Males: 27  (56.8%)
Females: 22  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  59.3 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67658

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,214 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Paradise:

$47,214
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,872 (it was $15,253 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $35,293 (it was $17,000 in 2000)
Paradise:

$35,293
KS:

$144,900
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Paradise: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), American (7.7%), Italian (7.7%), Scottish (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1695 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 193 people per square mile   (very low).

Paradise, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paradise city:

  • Never married: 14.2%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,928 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $375 (1.6%)

Paradise satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (130.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (452.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Waldo, KS (2.5 miles) , Natoma, KS (2.8 miles ), Luray, KS (3.5 miles ), Russell, KS (4.0 miles ), Gorham, KS (4.1 miles ), Bunker Hill, KS (4.5 miles) , Catharine, KS (4.5 miles) , Lucas, KS (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 98.92 W

Area code: 785

Paradise household income distribution Paradise home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-3.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (42%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (38%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (63%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Paradise, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paradise-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Paradise city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paradise-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from Paradise center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 415.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 353.0 miles away from Paradise center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 29 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 51 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 91 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 111 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Kansas State University (about 126 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Central Community College (about 127 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Newman University (about 131 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)

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Notable locations in Paradise: Paradise Wastewater Plant (A), Paradise Grain Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (B), Rural Fire District 3 - Paradise (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Paradise: Paradise United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Kansas average:

11.2

Paradise travel time to work - commute Paradise mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Paradise city (based on Russell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,85417
Catholic1,0283
Evangelical Protestant3458
Other11
None2,742-
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: 3
Russell County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Russell County:

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.1%
State:

13.4%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($755.10)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($183.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $25,000 ($510.20)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($20.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($20.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($469.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($285.71)
    Highways: $2,000 ($40.82)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($163.27)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($102.04)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($20.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($979.59)

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ellis County, KS  1.26% ($37,771 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.54% ($22,267)
from Ellsworth County, KS  0.36% ($16,200)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ellis County, KS  1.02% ($28,286 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.36% ($42,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRSL (990 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5282X , Serial Number: 216, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/28/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Angel Aviation LLC, 2539 W Highway 18, Paradise, KS 67658

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Utility gas (23%)

Paradise compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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