Paradise Park, California

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Population in 2010: 389.
Males: 210  (54.0%)
Females: 179  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

51.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $89,269
Paradise Park:

$89,269
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $46,714

Paradise Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $839,500
Paradise Park:

$839,500
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $376,767; detached houses: $373,165
March 2019 cost of living index in Paradise Park: 139.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Paradise Park, CA (2019)
    • 46584.9%White alone
    • 468.4%Two or more races
    • 203.6%American Indian alone
    • 112.0%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: Scandinavian (13.5%), Italian (11.2%), American (8.8%), British (8.8%), Irish (8.8%), Portuguese (8.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 80 feet

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,587 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (2.8 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (22.4 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (288.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Pasatiempo, CA (1.0 miles ),
Santa Cruz, CA (1.7 miles ),
Mount Hermon, CA (1.7 miles ),
Felton, CA (1.7 miles ),
Scotts Valley, CA (1.8 miles ),
Live Oak, CA (2.0 miles ),
Twin Lakes, CA (2.1 miles ),
Opal Cliffs, CA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.01 N, Longitude: 122.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

Distribution of median household income in Paradise Park, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Paradise Park, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.1. This is worse than average.

City:

89.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.351. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.351
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00611. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00611
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Paradise Park-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7412% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 16.5 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from Paradise Park center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from Paradise Park center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 317.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Cruz County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Fires: 8, Mudslides: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Paradise Park:

  • HOSPICE CARING PROJECT (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SCOTTS VALLEY, CA)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SANTA CRUZ SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • 7TH AVENUE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SANTA CRUZ SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND TRANSITIONAL CARE-SANTA CRUZ (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Amtrak stations near Paradise Park:

  • 3 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: WATSONVILLE (W. LAKE AVE. & RODRIGUEZ ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise Park:

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 2 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,751)
  • Cabrillo College (about 7 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • West Valley College (about 18 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • De Anza College (about 22 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • San Jose City College (about 23 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • San Jose State University (about 25 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 23,357)
  • Santa Clara University (about 25 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,640)

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Santa Cruz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

57.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Paradise Park:

Marital status in Paradise Park, CA
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Paradise Park:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paradise Park, CA (based on Santa Cruz County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,50013
Evangelical Protestant13,83884
Other10,59352
Mainline Protestant5,04928
Orthodox1,1044
Black Protestant2383
None181,060-
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: 64
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Here:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

17.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

19.2%
California:

17.9%

5.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($391 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.26% ($138,577 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.59% ($47,838)
from Alameda County, CA  0.27% ($78,017)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($679 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monterey County, CA  0.78% ($64,453 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.76% ($107,217)
to Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($56,922)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise Park:

  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LA SELVA BEACH, CA; Owner: ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise Park:

  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUFX-FM1 (98.5 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise Park:

  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)

Paradise Park fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2011 06:50 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 36.999308, Lon: -122.037233, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.8mTotal length
  • $1,239,000Total costs
  • 11,200Total average daily traffic
  • 112Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,452Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paradise Park, CA
  • 62.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.6%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paradise Park, CA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Paradise Park compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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