Paradise, Nevada

Paradise, Nevada

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Paradise, Nevada
settlement_type = CDP

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map_caption = Location of Paradise in Clark County, Nevada

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area_total_km2 = 122.1
area_land_km2 = 122.1
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area_total_sq_mi = 47.1
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population_total = 211509
population_density_km2 = 1524.1
population_density_sq_mi = 3947.3
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latd = 36 |latm = 4 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
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elevation_m = 627
elevation_ft = 2057
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area_code = 702
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website = [ Paradise Town Advisory Board homepage]
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Paradise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States and a major suburb of Las Vegas. The population was 186,070 at the 2000 census, and estimated at 211,509 in 2005 [] . As an unincorporated part of Clark County, it is governed by the Clark County Commission.

Paradise contains McCarran International Airport and most of the Las Vegas Strip, including well-known hotels such as Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. Therefore, many tourists visiting "Las Vegas" actually spend most of their time in Paradise instead of Las Vegas proper. For many of the unincorporated townships south of Las Vegas city limits (including Paradise, Winchester and Spring Valley), the USPS assigns “Las Vegas, NV” as the last line of their address rather than the township's name, which adds to the confusion of what city or town a person unfamiliar with the area is really in.

Paradise's population history

*1970: 24,477
*1980: 84,818
*1990: 124,682
*2000: 186,070


Paradise is located at coor dms|36|4|55|N|115|7|29|W|city (36.082073, -115.124654)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 47.1 square miles (122.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 186,070 people, 77,209 households, and 43,314 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,947.3 people per square mile (1,524.0/km²). There were 85,398 housing units at an average density of 1,811.6/sq mi (699.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.51% White, 6.59% African American, 0.77% Native American, 6.52% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 8.37% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.47% of the population.

There were 77,209 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,376, and the median income for a family was $46,578. Males had a median income of $31,412 versus $25,898 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,258. 11.8% of the population and 8.1% of families were below the poverty line. 15.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Clark County School District serves the Paradise area.

See also

* Las Vegas Monorail


External links

* [ Paradise Town Advisory Board Homepage]

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