Paradise, Montana

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Population in 2010: 163.
Population change since 2000: -11.4%
Males: 84  (52.0%)
Females: 79  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

50.9 years
Montana median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 59856, 59859.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,375 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Paradise:

$30,375
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,874 (it was $9,405 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,144 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Paradise:

$91,144
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $105,375; detached houses: $114,434; mobile homes: $60,481

Median gross rent in 2016: $373.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paradise: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Paradise, MT (2010)
    • 15092.0%White alone
    • 74.3%Hispanic
    • 42.5%Two or more races
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Paradise, Montana as of September 18, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paradise is 87 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (14.6%), Irish (13.0%), Norwegian (8.1%), English (3.3%), Italian (3.3%), Scandinavian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2489 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 679 people per square mile   (low).

Paradise, Montana map

6 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.2% North America).

This place:

3.5%
Montana:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $727 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $874 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (52.0 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (344.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (938.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Plains, MT (2.5 miles ),
Weeksville, MT (3.6 miles),
Superior, MT (3.8 miles ),
St. Regis, MT (3.9 miles ),
Riverbend, MT (4.0 miles ),
Hot Springs, MT (4.1 miles ),
Camas, MT (4.2 miles),
Dixon, MT (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 47.39 N, Longitude: 114.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Distribution of median household income in Paradise, MT in 2016
Distribution of house value in Paradise, MT in 2016

Paradise satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.7%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Paradise, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Wood products (11.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (26.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (15.4%)
  • Truck transportation (11.5%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
  • Fuel dealers (7.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.1%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Paradise, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (15.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (21.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.1%)

Average climate in Paradise, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Paradise-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from Paradise center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 234.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 361.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 494.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 365.7 miles away from Paradise center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 352.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paradise topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paradise:

  • CLARK FORK VALLEY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PLAINS, MT)
  • CLARK FORK VALLEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PLAINS, MT)
  • MINERAL COMMUNITY NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SUPERIOR, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise:

  • The University of Montana (about 54 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 96 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 115 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 121 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Spokane Community College (about 122 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 124 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 125 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
See full list of schools located in Paradise

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Sanders County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Paradise and their reported violations in the past:

PARADISE WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
STEPHENS OFFICE COMPLEX (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

46.6%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Paradise:

Marital status in Paradise, MT
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Montana average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paradise, MT (based on Sanders County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,33318
Other5434
Mainline Protestant4479
Catholic3504
None8,740-
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: 5
Sanders County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sanders County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sanders County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paradise:

48.9%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paradise:

44.1%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Paradise:

28.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Paradise:

21.6%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.5%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paradise:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.9%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.9%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paradise, MT Residents

5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Montana average:

6.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Missoula County, MT  0.83% ($27,606 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.68% ($24,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise:

  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMSO (102.5 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: SHEILA CALLAHAN & FRIENDS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K66AC (Channel 66; WEEKSVILLE, MT; Owner: PLAINS-PARADISE TV DISTRICT)
  • K68AW (Channel 68; WEEKSVILLE, ETC., MT; Owner: PLAINS-PARADISE TV DISTRICT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.1mTotal length
  • 5,118Total average daily traffic
  • 306Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,834Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Paradise)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Patricks Knob 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.370778 Lon: -114.858750), Call Sign: KNCY707,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.215 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2013, Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441
  • L3 MOBILES, Lat: 47.423833 Lon: -114.843750, Call Sign: WPGE806, Licensee ID: L00094726,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2015, Expiration Date: 06/05/2025, Certifier: Ray Krenik, Registrant: Montana Rail Link, 101international Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • Paradise 4 Mi At 173.6 Deg (Lat: 45.606667 Lon: -110.549444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WNJV958,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.625 MHz, Grant Date: 07/04/2012, Expiration Date: 09/30/2022, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • Patricks Knob 5 Km Wsw (Lat: 47.372167 Lon: -114.859306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQCY662,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.975 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/23/2025, Certifier: Mark Denke, Registrant: Sanders County, 1115 Main Street, Thompson Falls, MT 59873, Phone: (406) 827-6933, Fax: (406) 827-4177, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N7HXJ, Licensee ID: L00821975, Grant Date: 01/17/2014, Expiration Date: 04/12/2024, Registrant: Eldon M Mickelson, 513 5th St, Paradise, MT 59856
  • Call Sign: KG4PHG, Licensee ID: L00400574, Grant Date: 09/17/2001, Expiration Date: 09/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2013, Certifier: Anita K Eubanks, Registrant: Anita K Eubanks, Paradise, MT 59856
  • Call Sign: KG4PHJ, Licensee ID: L00400577, Grant Date: 09/17/2001, Expiration Date: 09/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2013, Certifier: Sean P Eubanks, Registrant: Sean P Eubanks, Paradise, MT 59856
  • Call Sign: AC7TV, Previous Call Sign: KG4PHI, Licensee ID: L00400576, Grant Date: 09/17/2001, Expiration Date: 09/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2013, Certifier: Juanita C Eubanks, Registrant: Juanita C Eubanks, Paradise, MT 59856
  • Call Sign: KI7EUU, Licensee ID: L02030254, Grant Date: 06/02/2016, Expiration Date: 06/02/2026, Certifier: Darin E King, Registrant: Darin E King, Paradise, MT 59856
  • Call Sign: KI7UYC, Licensee ID: L02168233, Grant Date: 03/07/2018, Expiration Date: 03/07/2028, Certifier: Ian J Jirasko, Registrant: Ian J Jirasko, Paradise, MT 59856

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paradise, MT
  • 56.9%Wood
  • 16.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paradise, MT
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 28.6%Wood


Paradise compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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