A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of California >> Butte County >> ParadiseIndex...

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for

The Commemorative Quarter for California

Welcome to Paradise ...

The town of Paradise is located in Butte County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Paradise, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

The town was incorporated November 27, 1979.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paradise has a population of 4,171 people<2> (see below for details).

Paradise is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Paradise lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Paradise lies within the (530) area code.

Websites for Paradise ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paradise had an population of 4,171 people. This is a decrease of 84.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 84.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paradise had a population of 26,218 people (or 11.92% of the total population of Butte County). This makes Paradise the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Paradise represents 0.07% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 255th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,218 people, the population of Paradise has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,408 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paradise.

Communities Also Named Paradise ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Paradise: This one is located in Butte County and the other is located in Stanislaus County.

Beyond California, there are 39 communities that are also named Paradise - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas, Utah, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paradise.

Communities near Paradise ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paradise.

  • Chico
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
    • Chico is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico <4>
  • Oroville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Magalia
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Concow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concow
    • Concow is located in Butte County
  • Nimshew
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimshew
    • Nimshew is located in Butte County
  • Paradise Pines
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Pines
    • Paradise Pines is located in Butte County
  • De Sabla
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Sabla
    • De Sabla is located in Butte County
  • Forest Ranch
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Ranch
    • Forest Ranch is located in Butte County
  • Big Bend
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bend
    • Big Bend is located in Butte County
  • Pulga
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paradise. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paradise.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paradise. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paradise.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paradise. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Paradise.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paradise ...

Looking for more information about Paradise? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Paradise, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paradise.

Adding Paradise to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paradise in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Paradise was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Paradise post office opened in 1877.

We also found Paradise in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Paradise.

The official website for Paradise:

The official website for Butte County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paradise.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paradise - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024