Paradise is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 26,476 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Paradise is the 267th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns, Paradise isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paradise are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paradise is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paradise who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), sales jobs (10.50%), and healthcare (9.12%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.88% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Paradise are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.28% of adults in Paradise having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paradise in 2010 was $24,573, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,292 for a family of four. However, Paradise contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paradise home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paradise residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paradise include English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Paradise is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.