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Overview

Introduction to Paradise, California

Paradise, California, in Butte county, is 11 miles E of Chico, California (center to center) and 81 miles N of Sacramento, California. The town is included in the Chico-Paradise metropolitan area. 

Paradise History

The Paradise Ridge was initially occupied by the Maidu Indians who lived here for nearly 10,000 years before the arrival of white settlers. The onset of the Gold Rush brought miners from all around the world. After the gold rush slowed down, the Paradise area continued to thrive as an agricultural area. Today, Paradise and surrounding communities continue to grow as more visitors discover this beautiful city with its breathtaking scenery and fresh air.

Paradise and Nearby Attractions

  • Gold Nugget Museum.
  • Paradise Recreation Park District.
  • Community Park Medical Center.
  • Paradise Memorial Park.
  • Paradise Community Park.
  • Moore Road Ball Park.

Things To Do In Paradise

The city is heaven for nature lovers due to its breathtaking natural beauty. Those who love skydiving can enjoy the sport in Paradise, as the city is ideal for skydiving. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is a popular recreation area in the city where people can enjoy various recreation activities. The nightlife of Paradise is interesting and fun with places like Gold Country Casino making it more lively.

Paradise Transportation

The Oakland International airport provides near-direct access to Paradise.

Paradise Higher Education

California State University-Chico is the nearest college that serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,437
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens25.1%
Employed Population 16+9,958
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,802
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,056

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,052
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,038
Median House Value$205,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
German17.2%
English14.4%
Irish13.6%
Italian6.4%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish3.8%
Norwegian3.2%
Swedish2.3%
Dutch2.2%
Polish2.1%
Welsh1.5%
Portuguese1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Austrian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Basque0.1%
Australian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Paradise Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butte County
Standard Zip Codes95969
P.O. Box Zip Codes95967
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.74
Approximate Longitude-121.6

Paradise Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPARADISE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.2 inches
StationCHICO UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 79 F
Annual Precip26.2 inches
StationOROVILLE
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggs2,034$55,542
Chico90,660$66,208
Oroville18,932$46,233

Paradise Hospitals

Feather River Hospital
(Non-profit)
5974 Pentz Road

Paradise Public Schools

Achieve Charter School Of Paradise Inc.
771 Elliott Rd.
ZIP: 95969
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Children's Community Charter
6830 Pentz Rd.
ZIP: 95969
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Hometech Charter
7126 Skyway
ZIP: 95969
Other
Total Enrollment 138
Honey Run Academy Elementary
622 Pearson Rd.
ZIP: 95969
Middle
Total Enrollment 1
Honey Run Academy Secondary
622 Pearson Rd
ZIP: 95969
High
Total Enrollment 9
Paradise Charter Middle
6473 Clark Rd.
ZIP: 95969
Middle
Total Enrollment 156
Paradise Elearning Academy
5911 Maxwell Dr.
ZIP: 95969
High
Total Enrollment 49
Paradise Elementary
588 Pearson Rd
ZIP: 95969
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Paradise High - Rise
5911 Maxwell Dr.
ZIP: 95969
High
Paradise Intermediate
5657 Recreation Dr
ZIP: 95969
Middle
Total Enrollment 413
Paradise Intermediate - Rise
5657 Recreation Dr.
ZIP: 95969
Middle
Total Enrollment 19
Paradise Senior High
5911 Maxwell Dr.
ZIP: 95969
High
Total Enrollment 1106
Ponderosa Elementary
6593 Pentz Rd
ZIP: 95969
Primary
Total Enrollment 536

Paradise Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian School
6500 Clark Rd
ZIP: 95969
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Paradise Adventist Academy
5699 Academy Dr
ZIP: 95969
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
Paradise Christian School
1573 Bille Rd
ZIP: 95969
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Youth For Change Ed Services
7204 Skyway
ZIP: 95969
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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