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.

Paramount is a blue-collar town, with 36.09% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Paramount is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paramount who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (9.76%), and food service (6.27%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Paramount use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Paramount‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Paramount has a very low overall level of education: only 7.68% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Paramount in 2010 was $14,168, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,672 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 79.92% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paramount include Irish, German, French , and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Paramount's cultural character, accounting for 37.63% of the city’s population.

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