Paw Paw is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,455 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Paw Paw is the 258th largest community in Michigan.
Paw Paw is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 maintenance occupations (14.49%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and sales jobs (10.64%).
Also of interest is that Paw Paw has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small village, Paw Paw does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Paw Paw is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.12% of adults 25 and older in Paw Paw have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paw Paw in 2010 was $18,607, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,428 for a family of four. However, Paw Paw contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Paw Paw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Paw Paw include English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Paw Paw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.