Paradise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States with a zip code of 17562. The population was 1,028 at the 2000 census. Paradise, like Intercourse, is a popular site for tourists who like the name of the town. It was the setting of the 1994 comedy film Trapped in Paradise. In 2006, five Amish girls were killed in a shooting at a schoolhouse about four miles southeast of Paradise.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.59%) is water.
There were 363 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $31,800 versus $21,917 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,700. About 1.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.