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.
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 maintenance occupations (14.20%), office and administrative support (11.81%), and food service (11.51%).
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 Paw Paw, just 12.60% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Paw Paw in 2010 was $19,341, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,364 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 44.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Paw Paw is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Paw Paw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.