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Paradise, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Paradise had a population of 527 as of July 1, 2020. Paradise ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paradise is located at latitude 33.1501 and longitude -97.6873 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paradise encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Paradise (GNIS ID: 2411368) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Paradise is located within Bridgeport Division of Wise County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paradise: Eldorado, Paradise Prairie.


Paradise, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 527 (100%)
Population in Households 527 (100.0%)
Population in Families 456 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 263
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $68,843
Average Household Income $88,923
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $33,694
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $175,694
Average Home Value $211,129
Housing Affordability Index3 252


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.75% 1.0%
Households 1.79% 1.03%
Families 2.31% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   0.89%


Paradise, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paradise to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1235 29th
Population Density # 1431 18th
Median Household Income # 367 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 1130 65th
Per Capita Income # 365 79th
Diversity Index # 1420 19th

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