Paramount 65 Good
Paramount Livability #395 ranked city in California#12,275 ranked city in the USARanks better than 58% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Paramount

  • Commute

    An elevated score in the commute category points to excellent public transit accessibility and shorter-than-average work commute times in this area.

  • Ratings

    Based on recent surveys and polls, locals gave high marks in the walkability to local amenities, safety, public transit, friendliness of neighbors and overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Living in this region comes with a high cost of living, translating to elevated costs for homes, goods and services, groceries, utilities, health care and transportation.

  • Crime

    This area reports elevated crime rates per 100,000 individuals, potentially pointing some areas being unsafe for its residents. Stats are based on both property and violent crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    The low score in this category could be due to challenges related to air quality and the limited accessibility of health-related facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and pharmacies.

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What's it like Living in Paramount?

Located in the state of California, Paramount is a mid-sized city with a population of 53,949 residents. Paramount has a population density of 11,414 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Paramount identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 73% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 32 years old, Paramount could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. In Paramount, only 44% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Paramount is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 29 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Paramount is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. To help you find the best places to live in and around Paramount, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.

The livability score in Paramount is 67 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 70th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Paramount has been rewarded with high marks for education (B). The bad news for Paramount, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), crime (D-) and cost of living (F).

Assuming that Paramount meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Paramount. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Paramount are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Paramount come in at $388,300, which is 5.1% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Paramount, the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 6.2% higher than the California average.

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      Paramount transportation information

      Statistic Paramount California National
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Paramount, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).