Paradise, Montana

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Population in 2010: 163. Population change since 2000: -11.4%
Males: 67  (41.4%)
Females: 96  (58.6%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59856, 59859.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,551 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Paradise:

$23,551
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,392 (it was $9,405 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,750 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Paradise:

$107,750
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $95,666; Detached houses: $110,856; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,096; Mobile homes: $57,072

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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  • White alone - 150 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paradise: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (27.8%), German (19.6%), English (9.8%), Dutch (3.9%), French (3.1%), Scottish (2.7%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paradise CDP:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 20.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $689 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $658 (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 June 2014:
Here:

9.9%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (82%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)

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)

Public elementary/middle school in Paradise:

  • Paradise School (Students: 29; Location: 20 Schlhs Hill Road; Grades: PK-8)
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.0%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Paradise compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.67%
Here: 34.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents25.8%20.3%12.1%11.6%6.0%
Congregations13.8%10.3%10.3%6.9%6.9%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.8%3.1%3.0%9.9%
Congregations17.2%3.4%3.4%3.4%24.1%
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: 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%

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 Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paradise)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

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 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
  • 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: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2005, Expiration Date: 06/23/2015, Certifier: Mark Denke
    Registrant: Sanders County, 7220 Oxford Dr., Helena, MT 59601, Phone: (406) 531-5728, Fax: (717) 337-9157, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2009, Expiration Date: 08/05/2019
    Registrant: Sanders County, 7220 Oxford Dr., Helena, MT 59601, Phone: (406) 531-5728, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2007, Expiration Date: 04/06/2017, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2011, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Robert A Esty
    Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N7HXJ, Licensee ID: L00821975
    Grant Date: 03/02/2004, Expiration Date: 04/12/2014
    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, 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, 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, Certifier: Juanita C Eubanks
    Registrant: Juanita C Eubanks, Paradise, MT 59856

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6078D , Serial Number: 22-4732, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Clifford H Stephens, Po Box 16, Paradise, MT 59856

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