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
StateTexas
CountyWise
Area
 • Total2.01 sq mi (5.20 km2)
 • Land2.01 sq mi (5.20 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
758 ft (231 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total475
 • Density279.66/sq mi (107.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76073
Area code940
FIPS code48-55056[2]
GNIS feature ID1381237[3]

Paradise is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 475 in 2020.[4]

According to tradition, the area was a cowboy's "paradise", hence the name.[5]

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

Geography[edit]

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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000459
2010441−3.9%
2019 (est.)561[7]27.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Paradise racial composition as of 2020[4]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 398 83.79%
Black or African American (NH) 4 0.84%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 2 0.42%
Asian (NH) 2 0.42%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.21%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 15 3.16%
Hispanic or Latino 53 11.16%
Total 475

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 475 people, 190 households, and 125 families residing in the city.

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 98.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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