Paramount, CA
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Paramount is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 55,412 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Paramount is the 157th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Paramount are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

When you are in Paramount, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.28% of Paramount’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Paramount is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paramount who work in office and administrative support (14.99%), sales jobs (10.05%), and maintenance occupations (6.56%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Paramount is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Paramount, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Paramount has a very low overall level of education: only 8.22% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Paramount in 2010 was $15,087, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,348 for a family of four. However, Paramount contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Paramount is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Paramount home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Paramount, accounting for 80.41% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Paramount residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Paramount include Irish, German, Italian, and African.

Paramount also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.71%.

The most common language spoken in Paramount is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.