Paradise, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,129. Population change since 2000: +9.8%
Males: 589  (52.3%)
Females: 540  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  30.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17562.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,499 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Paradise:

$66,499
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,912 (it was $18,700 in 2000)

Paradise CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $226,158 (it was $109,200 in 2000)
Paradise:

$226,158
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $244,475; Detached houses: $260,969; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,967

Median gross rent in 2016: $835.

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  • Races in Paradise, PA (2010)

    Paradise races chart
    • 1,02991.1%White alone
    • 575.0%Hispanic
    • 232.0%Two or more races
    • 141.2%Black alone
    • 40.4%Other race alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

Races in Paradise detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Paradise: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Paradise, PA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (33.5%), American (29.9%), Irish (8.2%), Italian (3.6%), Scottish (2.8%), African (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 457 feet

Land area: 1.13 square miles.

Population density: 997 people per square mile   (low).

Paradise,PA real estate house value index trend

Paradise, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Paradise:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paradise CDP:

  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

12 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Paradise, Pennsylvania as of July 22, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paradise is 217 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,268 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,513 (1.4%)

Paradise satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (9.7 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (51.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gordonville, PA (0.9 miles ), Soudersburg, PA (1.3 miles ), Intercourse, PA (1.5 miles ), Ronks, PA (1.6 miles ), Strasburg borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Bird-in-Hand, PA (2.0 miles ), Smoketown, PA (2.1 miles ), Witmer, PA (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 76.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

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

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Paradise: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Paradise, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paradise, Pennsylvania average temperatures Paradise, Pennsylvania average precipitation Paradise, Pennsylvania humidity Paradise, Pennsylvania wind speed Paradise, Pennsylvania snowfall Paradise, Pennsylvania sunshine Paradise, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Paradise-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Paradise place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paradise-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.8 miles away from Paradise center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 287.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 285.6 miles away from Paradise center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.0 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 Lancaster County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paradise topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paradise:

  • GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW HOLLAND, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LANCASTER, PA)
  • EXTENDED FAMILY CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LANCASTER, PA)
  • COMMUJITY SERVICES GROUP, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WILLOW, PA)
  • HARRISON SENIOR LIVING OF CHRISTIANA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHRISTIANA, PA)
  • LAKESIDE AT WILLOW VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WILLOW STREET, PA)
  • DAVITA - LANCASTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LANCASTER, PA)

Amtrak stations near Paradise:

  • 11 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: PARKESBURG (WEST 1ST & S. CULVERT STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.
  • 17 miles: COATESVILLE (3RD AVE. & FLEETWOOD ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 11 miles; Lancaster, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 18 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Alvernia University (about 24 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 24 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 25 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)

Public elementary/middle school in Paradise:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Paradise:

  • LINVILLE HILL MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 195, Location: 295 S KINZER RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • CEDAR HILL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: 364 S BELMONT RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • FOGGY RIDGE AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 32, Location: 3574 WHITE OAK RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • GEORGETOWN SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 1044 GEORGETOWN RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • EAST NICKLE MINES AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: SAMUEL LLAPP PARADISE, Grades: 1-8)
  • FOREST VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 96 MCILVAINE RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • HONEY SUCKLE SCHOOL/MELVIN LANTZ (Students: 28, Location: 2024 SMYRNA RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • NEW HOPE SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 1921A MINE RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • MOUNTAIN SIDE SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 227 WOLFROCK RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • HARRISTOWN SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 398 OSCEOLA MILL RD, Grades: 1-8)
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Notable location: Paradise and Leaman Place Fire Company Station 4 - 7 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Cherry-Crest Farm LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 150 Cherry Hill Road).

Hotels: Best Western Revere Motor Inn (3063 Lincoln Highway East), Beiler's Bed & Breakfast Suites & Effiencies (3153 Lincoln Highway East).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.413. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.413
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.96. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.96
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00909. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00909
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.2%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Paradise in 2000:

  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Paradise (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Paradise Branch at 3119 Lincoln Highway East, branch established on 1921/10/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant122,957568
Mainline Protestant71,573192
Catholic51,29220
Other5,53620
Black Protestant2,1638
Orthodox1,6002
None264,324-
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paradise:

42.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paradise:

44.8%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

32.3
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Paradise:

15.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Paradise:

12.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Paradise:

46.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

50.1%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

89.2%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paradise, PA Residents

3.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.15%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chester County, PA  0.28% ($40,704 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.25% ($36,759)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.22% ($42,322)


3.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  0.26% ($37,678 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($39,626)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.21% ($42,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; COATESVILLE, PA; Owner: WCOJ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise:

  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • Paradise, Pennsylvania
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents43
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Pennsylvania average
  • Fatal accident count98
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents143
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons30
  • Fatalities105
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents247
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents20
See more detailed statistics of Paradise fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $2,000Total costs
  • 21,857Total average daily traffic
  • 7,197Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,331Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Rd 2 Strasburg Rd (Lat: 39.984000 Lon: -76.116056), Call Sign: KNFK669
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.195 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2012, Expiration Date: 04/16/2022Registrant: Triangle Communications, Inc., 940 West Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557, Phone: (717) 656-2211, Fax: (717) 656-3458, Email:
  • 42 Paradise Ln (Lat: 40.009833 Lon: -76.130500), Call Sign: KLR236, Licensee ID: L00060537
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2003, Expiration Date: 06/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2013Registrant: Curtis A Zillhardt, 42 Paradise Lane Box 10, Paradise, PA 17562
  • Lat: 39.997583 Lon: -76.085111, Call Sign: KGC675
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, 159.915 MHzGrant Date: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 12/21/2023, Certifier: Donald BrubakerRegistrant: Triangle Communications, Inc., 940 West Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557-9391, Phone: (717) 656-2211, Fax: (717) 656-3458, Email:
  • Lat: 39.998250 Lon: -76.060694, Call Sign: WPXS542
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.1800 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 06/03/2023, Certifier: Barry WengerRegistrant: Triangle Communications Inc., 940 W. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557, Phone: (717) 656-2211, Fax: (717) 656-3458, Email:
  • Lanc634 1579b Mine Road (Lat: 39.977500 Lon: -76.054444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 108.5 m, Call Sign: WQGI293
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.275 MHzGrant Date: 03/07/2011, Expiration Date: 09/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2011, Certifier: Charles K LetoRegistrant: Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Of, 2605 Interstate Drive, Suite 140, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364, Phone: (717) 772-8024, Fax: (717) 772-8097, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • GAP, On Kinzie Rd 0.1 Mi S Of Mine Rd (Lat: 39.968417 Lon: -76.064667), Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: WLM498
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz, 2174.80 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2007, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA3YWR, Licensee ID: L00348859, Grant Date: 07/06/2011, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021, Certifier: James V Houck Sr, Registrant: James V Houck Sr, 15 Hershey Ave, Paradise, PA 17562-0174
  • Call Sign: KB3HHT, Licensee ID: L00424553, Grant Date: 10/14/2011, Expiration Date: 11/27/2021, Certifier: Joshua M Rauch, Registrant: Joshua M Rauch, 12 Paradise Ln, Paradise, PA 17562
  • Call Sign: KC3BAI, Licensee ID: L01803137, Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Lawrence W Brimlow, Registrant: Lawrence W Brimlow, 40 Creekview Dr, Paradise, PA 17562

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82721 , Serial Number: 7AC1368, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Godra, 116 Summit Hill Rd, Paradise, PA 17562

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$133,3554$167,7351$73,7501$84,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$158,9650$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$132,1900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0141.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$71,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0141.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

NICKEL MINE POOL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2011)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
GOLDEN QUICK MART (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
CHRISTS HOME FOR CHILDREN (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LATTE LUV ESPRESSO (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2007)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2007), St BCA signed (DEC-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2007)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2006)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
PARADISE COMMUNITY BUILDING (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between SEP-04-2012 and OCT-04-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • KEYSTONE EVANGELICAL CHURCH (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Paradise

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paradise, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paradise, Pennsylvania:

  • Best Western Plus Revere Inn & Suites, 3063 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, Pennsylvania 17562 , Phone: (717) 687-7683, Fax: (717) 687-6141
  • Rodeway Inn, 3127 Lincoln Highway E, Paradise, Pennsylvania 17562 , Phone: (717) 687-6272, Fax: (717) 687-6274
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paradise, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Paradise, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2978.5 years
John2171.5 years
Paul1978.9 years
Charles1871.5 years
William1777.4 years
Elizabeth1382.5 years
Emma1282.5 years
Anna1180.5 years
Margaret1178.8 years
Dorothy1174.0 years
Most common last names in Paradise, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hershey1678.5 years
Denlinger1179.6 years
Groff1077.7 years
Feister1077.2 years
Miller1071.2 years
Trout964.6 years
Houck768.6 years
Mowrer776.7 years
Graybill775.4 years
Witmer770.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Businesses in Paradise, PA

  • Best Western: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • Rodeway Inn: 1

Paradise compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Paradise on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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