Paradise, Texas

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Paradise, Texas
Location of Paradise, Texas
Location of Paradise, Texas
Wise County Paradise.svg
Coordinates: 33°9′1″N 97°41′19″W / 33.15028°N 97.68861°W / 33.15028; -97.68861Coordinates: 33°9′1″N 97°41′19″W / 33.15028°N 97.68861°W / 33.15028; -97.68861
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total441
 • Density220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-55056[1]
GNIS feature ID1381237[2]

Paradise is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census.[3]

According to tradition, the area was a cowboy's "paradise", hence the name.[4]

In 1985, Blue Bell Ice Cream filmed a television commercial in Paradise, TX. The commercial starred some residents of the town.


Paradise is located at 33°9′1″N 97°41′19″W / 33.15028°N 97.68861°W / 33.15028; -97.68861 (33.150340, -97.688728). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2018541[6]22.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 459 people, 173 households, and 121 families residing in the city. The population density was 230.8 people per square mile (89.1/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 92.5 per square mile (35.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.81% White, 2.18% Native American, 2.40% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population.

There were 173 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,094, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $32,188 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,978. About 7.3% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Paradise is served by the Paradise Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 98.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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