Paola, Kansas Population 2021

5,793
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Paola is a city located in Miami County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Miami County. With a 2020 population of 5,793, it is the 56th largest city in Kansas and the 4377th largest city in the United States . Paola is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 3.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,602 in 2010. Paola reached it's highest population of 5,793 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Paola has a population density of 1,132 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paola is $61,952 with a poverty rate of 8.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $134,800. The median age in Paola is 41.1 years, 39.4 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Paola Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paola was:

  • White: 89.91%
  • Black or African American: 3.99%
  • Native American: 2.76%
  • Asian: 1.94%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paola, Kansas is 5,793 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,682.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,602.

Paola, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,04589.91%
Black or African American2243.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native1552.76%
Asian1091.94%
Two or More Races470.84%
Some Other Race310.55%
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Paola Population by Race

Paola Population Pyramid $2021

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Paola Median Age

41.1


Total

39.4


Male

41.6


Female

Paola Adults

There are 4,162 adults, (1,183 of whom are seniors) in Paola.

Paola Age Dependency

88.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Paola Sex Ratio

Female

3,219

57.37%

Male

2,392

42.63%

Paola Population by Age

Paola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paola Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Female41.8%58.2%
Male35.7%64.3%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paola Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3482.2765.5
Married1,1183.2586.6
Non Family1,0471.1647.3
Female1412.6941.8
Male422.1735.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Paola Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade731.99%
9th to 12th Grade1353.67%
High School Graduate1,29635.27%
Some College1,02627.93%
Associates Degree3148.55%
Bachelors Degree42111.46%
Graduate Degree40911.13%
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Paola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paola Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,2593,100762
Black160155
Hispanic8787
Asian844040
Native American5656
Other Race3131
2+ Races282828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Paola Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,902$51,236$31,728
Less Than 9th Grade$12,734$13,945$
High School Graduate$39,049$51,624$28,311
Some College$37,093$60,470$31,550
Bachelors Degree$42,898$37,212$54,028
Graduate Degree$52,440$60,069$49,853

$37,902

Average Earnings

$51,236

Average Male

$31,728

Average Female

Paola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paola Language by Age

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Paola Language

96.56% of Paola residents speak only English, while 3.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.00% of the population.

Paola Language

Paola Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7772966.20%
Native14910067.11%
Black1904523.68%

8.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.20%

Male Poverty Rate

10.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paola is Native, with 67.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paola is White, with 6.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.47%.

Paola Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater9.72%
High School9.44%
Less Than 9th Grade4.52%
Some College2.88%

Paola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.46%
Male Employed1.24%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Paola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paola Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,324$61,952
Families$76,672$84,696
Married Families$88,263-
Non Families$30,935$32,962
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Income by Household Type

Paola Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Paola Married by Age and Sex

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Paola Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Paola Marital Status by Race

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Paola Marital Status

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303

Number of Veterans

288

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam163
First Gulf War76
Second Gulf War43
Korea17
World War II15

Paola Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7497
35 to 5462
55 to 6454
75+53
18 to 3437

Paola Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2667.17%
Hispanic3135.23%
Other Race31100.00%
Native American67.79%

Paola Veterans by Race

Paola Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paola Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Paola Employment by Age

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Paola Employment by Race

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Paola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.89%

Born in Paola

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.79% of Paola residents were born in the United States, with 63.89% having been born in Kansas. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Paola Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,793370.64%
20205,756370.65%
20195,719370.65%
20185,6821051.88%
20175,577250.45%
20165,552-2-0.04%
20155,554-43-0.77%
20145,597-30-0.53%
20135,627641.15%
20125,563-26-0.47%
20115,589-36-0.64%
20105,6256141.16%
20005,0113130.65%
19904,6981410.31%
19804,557-65-0.14%
19704,622-162-0.34%
19604,7848121.88%
19503,9724611.24%
19403,511-251-0.69%
19303,7625241.51%
19203,238310.10%
19103,207630.20%
19003,1442010.66%
18902,9430.00%

Paola Population by Year