Paonia is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,413 people and just one neighborhood, Paonia is the 137th largest community in Colorado. Paonia has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Paonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paonia is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paonia who work in management occupations (9.06%), art, media, and design (8.28%) and office and administrative support (7.66%).
Of important note, Paonia is also a town of artists. Paonia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Paonia’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.99% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle