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Coordinates: 36°4′55″N 115°7′29″W / 36.08194°N 115.12472°W / 36.08194; -115.12472

Paradise, Nevada
—  CDP  —
Location of Paradise in Clark County, Nevada
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 36°4′55″N 115°7′29″W / 36.08194°N 115.12472°W / 36.08194; -115.12472
Country United States
State Nevada
Area
 - Total 47.1 sq mi (122.1 km2)
 - Land 47.1 sq mi (122.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,057 ft (627 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 196,821
 - Density 4,178.8/sq mi (1,612.0/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 702
FIPS code 32-54600
GNIS feature ID 0845094
Website Paradise Town Advisory Board homepage

Paradise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is one of a number of CDPs in the unincorporated urbanized area directly south of Las Vegas. The population was 186,070 at the 2000 census, and estimated at 196,821 in 2008.[1] As an unincorporated part of Clark County, it is governed by the Clark County Commission.

Paradise contains McCarran International Airport, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and most of the Las Vegas Strip, including well-known hotels such as Caesars Palace, the Palms Casino Resort, and the MGM Grand. Therefore, many tourists visiting the Las Vegas area actually spend most of their time in Paradise, rather than in the City of Las Vegas. Despite this, Paradise remains relatively unknown, since “Paradise, NV” does not appear in postal addresses. The United States Postal Service has assigned “Las Vegas, NV” as the place name for the ZIP codes containing Paradise. Nonetheless, if Paradise were to be incorporated, it would be one of the largest cities in Nevada.

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Paradise's population history

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

Geography

Looking west toward Paradise Road and The Las Vegas Strip in the CDP of Paradise, Nevada

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.

Demographics

As of the census[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.

Education

Clark County School District serves the Paradise area.

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