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Paradise is a township in Grand Traverse County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Paradise. For links to other places called Paradise, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Paradise is 44.579N. The longitude is -85.522W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,191.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paradise demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grand Traverse 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 49666 ZIP code.
31% 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 $16,507, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $442. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $865.
Grand Traverse 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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