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BOOST Participant–City of Paramount

Beacon Participant Profile

About Paramount:

Paramount is a small urban city located in the Gateway Cities region of Southeast Los Angeles County. Once known as a blighted suburb, the city has made dramatic strides to transform through hard work, investment and a business-friendly attitude. The city is working diligently to create a healthy, environmentally-focused community for all of its residents to enjoy.

  • Population: 54,098 (2010)
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Area: 4.84 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community: 25%
  • Poverty rate: 20.3%
  • Median household income: $49,064
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 76.7%

BOOST Activities:

  • Secure resources to support energy-related projects
  • Establish a structure for identifying and implementing cost-effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increase competitiveness for state grant funding
  • Showcase the city’s sustainability achievements

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