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The City of Paola had a population of 5,560 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Paola is located at latitude 38.5789 and longitude -94.8605 in Miami County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paola (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Miami County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Paola (GNIS ID: 485640) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paola: Paoli.

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Paola, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,560
Daytime Population: Workers 3,365
Daytime Population: Residents 2,966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,331
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 5,290
Population in Familes 4,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 270
Population Density2 1,135
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $52,677
Average Household Income $66,593
Per Capita Income $27,268


Total Housing Units 2,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,351 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 818 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $155,601
Average Home Value $196,170


Total Households 2,169
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,400
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.2%
Households -0.03% -0.15%
Families -0.07% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Paola, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paola to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 92nd
Population Density # 208 69th
Diversity Index # 273 59th
Median Household Income # 263 61st
Per Capita Income # 256 62nd

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