Paola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 5,527 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Paola is the 57th largest community in Kansas.
Unlike some cities, Paola isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paola are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paola is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paola who work in office and administrative support (19.83%), sales jobs (9.27%), and management occupations (8.23%).
Also of interest is that Paola has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small city, Paola doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Paola is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.00% of adults 25 and older in Paola have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paola in 2010 was $22,918, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,672 for a family of four. However, Paola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paola residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paola include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Paola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.