Paw Paw is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,385 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Paw Paw is the 258th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Paw Paw is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paw Paw is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paw Paw who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), food service (12.33%), and healthcare (10.65%).
Paw Paw is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Paw Paw with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.80% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paw Paw in 2010 was $21,987, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,948 for a family of four. However, Paw Paw contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paw Paw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paw Paw residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paw Paw include Irish, Italian, English, Dutch, and German.
The most common language spoken in Paw Paw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.