Paragon, Indiana

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Paragon, Indiana

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High Points

Paragon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Paragon Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Paragon Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Paragon, Indiana

Comparing Paragon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Paragon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Morgan
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46166
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.395
Longitude -86.562

Paragon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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Paragon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 663 100%
Male 331 49.9%
Female 332 50.1%
Under 18 215 32.4%
18+ 448 67.6%
65+ 72 10.9%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.18
White 661 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Paragon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 642
Growth -21
Growth % -3.2%

Paragon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.2%
German 17.6%
English 16.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
Irish 8.1%
Dutch 3.7%
Norwegian 2.2%
British 1%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Paragon 663 $38,971
Ellettsville 5,078 $42,950
Gosport 715 $34,545
Martinsville 11,698 $40,304
Monrovia 628 $53,571
Spencer 2,508 $36,921
Stinesville 194 $36,875
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