Paramount is a part of the Greater Los Angeles Area with a population of 54,098 as of the 2010 census.
Combining existing urban planning tools with programs of its own, the City began leaving its “Rust Belt” status behind in the 1980s. Through the dedicated efforts of government officials, residents, the faith-based community, and businesses, the City made incredible strides in renewal. This led to Paramount being named an “All-America City” by the National Civic League in 1988, and many of its innovative programs have attracted state and national recognition. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation to Paramount for its remarkable turnaround.
Paramount is a unique place, known for its successful transformation from what was once a blighted suburb to what’s now an attractive small town graced by tree-lined neighborhoods, white picket fences, public art, pocket parks, and landscaped boulevards. The City offers a secure quality of life and a business-friendly attitude that has created a growing retail and services sector. Crime statistics are at historic lows thanks to a proactive, balanced relationship with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Paramount has a distinctive look due to a continual investment in its infrastructure and a long-time emphasis on code enforcement and assistance programs that have helped residents and businesses upgrade and maintain their properties. The municipal government is a stable, innovative, and financially conservative organization, with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of life for residents, all of which have established a town that people are proud to call home.