Paramount is a city in southern Los Angeles County in Southern California situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
The city incorporated January 30, 1957.
As of the 2010 census, Paramount had a total population of 54,098.
The city of Paramount is the 82nd densest city in the US.
Paramount is bordered by Compton and Lynwood to the west, South Gate and Downey to the north, Bellflower to the east and south, and Long Beach to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Paramount has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.28%) is water.

Meeting with Representatives from  Paramount: February 16, 2016

The Los Angeles River runs along through the western part of Paramount.