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Paradise, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Paradise Census Designated Place had a population of 1,183 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Paradise is located at latitude 40.0062 and longitude -76.1223 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Paradise Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Paradise Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389638) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Paradise Census Designated Place is located within Township of Paradise, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paradise population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paradise: Paridise.

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Paradise, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,183
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 597
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,170
Population in Familes 1,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,016
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $63,287
Average Household Income $88,769
Per Capita Income $29,376


Total Housing Units 445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $240,972
Average Home Value $294,636


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 301
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.7%
Households 0.56% 0.59%
Families 0.61% 0.59%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Paradise, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradise to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 896 49th
Population Density # 1064 40th
Diversity Index # 628 64th
Median Household Income # 358 80th
Per Capita Income # 571 68th

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