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Paradise is a township in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area.
The latitude of Paradise is 39.406N. The longitude is -88.417W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,324.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paradise demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62469 ZIP code.
35% of Paradise residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paradise ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paradise was $14,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Paradise residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Paradise, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paradise political report.
The average commute time for Paradise workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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