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Paramount is located at 33°53'60" North, 118°9'60" West (33.899915, -118.166651).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 55,266 people, 13,972 households, and 11,331 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,511.3/km² (11,678.3/mi²). There are 14,591 housing units at an average density of 1,191.0/km² (3,083.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 34.70% White, 13.59% African American, 1.06% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.84% Pacific Islander, 41.69% from other races, and 4.78% from two or more races. 72.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 13,972 households out of which 55.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% are married couples living together, 21.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% are non-families. 14.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.93 and the average family size is 4.31.
In the city the population is spread out with 36.9% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $36,749, and the median income for a family is $37,276. Males have a median income of $27,730 versus $22,472 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,487. 21.9% of the population and 19.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.5% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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