Paola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 5,719 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Paola is the 57th largest community in Kansas.
Paola real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Paola house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Paola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.77%), sales jobs (12.57%), and management occupations (9.41%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Paola is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Paola overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Paola, 22.59% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Paola in 2018 was $26,583, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,332 for a family of four. However, Paola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Paola is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Paola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Italian.