Paradise Park, California

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For the community in Marin County formerly with this name, see El Campo, California.
Paradise Park
census-designated place
Paradise Park is located in California
Paradise Park
Paradise Park
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°00′23″N 122°02′33″W / 37.00639°N 122.04250°W / 37.00639; -122.04250Coordinates: 37°00′23″N 122°02′33″W / 37.00639°N 122.04250°W / 37.00639; -122.04250
Country  United States
State  California
County Santa Cruz
Area[1]
 • Total 0.279 sq mi (0.722 km2)
 • Land 0.279 sq mi (0.722 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 92 ft (28 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 389
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583106
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Paradise Park, California

Paradise Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California.[2] Paradise Park sits at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Paradise Park's population was 389.

Paradise Park is separated from the University of California, Santa Cruz campus by Pogonip Park and Highway 9.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Paradise Park had a population of 389. The population density was 1,396.2 people per square mile (539.1/km²). The racial makeup of Paradise Park was 371 (95.4%) White, 2 (0.5%) African American, 3 (0.8%) Native American, 3 (0.8%) Asian, 4 (1.0%) from other races, and 6 (1.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15 persons (3.9%).

The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.

There were 203 households, out of which 28 (13.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 92 (45.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 16 (7.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (4.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (3.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 77 households (37.9%) were made up of individuals and 42 (20.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92. There were 117 families (57.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.44.

The population was spread out with 36 people (9.3%) under the age of 18, 27 people (6.9%) aged 18 to 24, 44 people (11.3%) aged 25 to 44, 154 people (39.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 128 people (32.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.1 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

There were 397 housing units at an average density of 1,425.0 per square mile (550.2/km²), of which 186 (91.6%) were owner-occupied, and 17 (8.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 349 people (89.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 40 people (10.3%) lived in rental housing units.

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