Paradise, Montana

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Population in 2010: 163. Population change since 2000: -11.4%
Males: 77  (47.3%)
Females: 86  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  59.4 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59856, 59859.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,304 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Paradise:

$33,304
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,979 (it was $9,405 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,847 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Paradise:

$107,847
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $115,214; Detached houses: $120,953; Mobile homes: $50,871

Median gross rent in 2013: $516.

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  • Races in Paradise, MT (2010)

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    • 15092.0%White alone
    • 74.3%Hispanic
    • 42.5%Two or more races
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Paradise: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (27.1%), German (19.0%), English (8.9%), Norwegian (5.0%), Dutch (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2489 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paradise CDP:

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 23.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $657 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $741 (0.6%)

Paradise satellite photo by USGS

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

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

6.9%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (68%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Community and social service occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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 the city 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 Paradise 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Montana average:

9.9

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

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Religion statistics for Paradise CDP (based on Sanders County data)

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.
Montana:

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

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

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

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Montana average:

6.86%

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 Missoula County, MT  0.71% ($24,074 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.37% ($22,714)
from Lake County, MT  0.26% ($12,300)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Montana average:

6.73%

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 Missoula County, MT  0.94% ($25,028 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.47% ($26,167)
to Flathead County, MT  0.29% ($21,909)

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)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Patricks Knob 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.370778 Lon: -114.858750), Call Sign: KNCY707
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.215 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2013Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/04/2012, Expiration Date: 09/30/2022, Certifier: Bruce A MckinleyRegistrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/23/2025, Certifier: Mark DenkeRegistrant: Sanders County, 1115 Main Street, Thompson Falls, MT 59873, Phone: (406) 827-6933, Fax: (406) 827-4177, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • PATS KNOB, 5 Km Wsw (Lat: 47.372139 Lon: -114.859278), Structure height: 20.1 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPOU822
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.750 MHzGrant Date: 05/15/2009, Expiration Date: 08/05/2019Registrant: Sanders County, 115 Main St., Thompson Falls, MT 59873, Phone: (406) 827-6933, Email:
  • PATRICK KNOB, 3 Miles Sw Of Paradise (Lat: 47.372806 Lon: -114.860306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WQGS720
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/2007, Expiration Date: 04/06/2017, Certifier: Dale OsborneRegistrant: State Of Montana, 2550 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT 59601, Phone: (406) 444-3780, Email:
  • PARADISE, Sw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 6, Township 3 S, Range 10 E (Lat: 45.609000 Lon: -110.550528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Call Sign: WQNF544
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6715.62 MHzGrant Date: 01/20/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2011, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Knowles, Sr200 3.4mi Se & 0.2mi S Fr (Lat: 47.347139 Lon: -114.765944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: KZR95
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 6705.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Montana Rail Link Inc, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • PATS KNOB, 3 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 47.372694 Lon: -114.860389), Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WLL802, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Robert A EstyRegistrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (56%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Paradise compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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