Paradise is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 186,070. Estimates place the 2004 population at 221,000 (Rand McNally). An unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission. While outside of the Las Vegas, Nevada city limits, it contains most of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as McCarran International Airport. Therefore, many tourists visiting "Las Vegas" actually spend all of their time in Paradise. The township was created primarily to prevent the City of Las Vegas from annexing the Strip.
Paradise is located at 36°4'55" North, 115°7'29" West (36.082073, -115.124654).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 122.1 km2 (47.1 mi2). 122.1 km2 (47.1 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 186,070 people, 77,209 households, and 43,314 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,524.0/km2 (3,947.3/mi2). There are 85,398 housing units at an average density of 699.5/km2 (1,811.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP is 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. 23.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 77,209 households out of which 24.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.04.
In the CDP the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 110.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $39,376, and the median income for a family is $46,578. Males have a median income of $31,412 versus $25,898 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $21,258. 11.8% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.