Paradise has the 1175th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Paradise is part of the Chico metro area. Unemployment in the Chico area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chico has the 245th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Paradise is below average at $43,940, and the median cost of a home in Paradise is $201,800, which is above the national average. 23% of workers in Paradise hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Paradise. 74% of Paradise workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Paradise spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.