Paola, KS

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Population

5,583

0% growth

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$46,974

5.64% decline

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

2,607

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$119,400

1.27% growth

About

In 2017, Paola, KS had a population of 5.58k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $46,974. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paola, KS stayed from 5,583 to 5,583, a 0% change and its median household income declined from $49,784 to $46,974, a -5.64% decrease.

The population of Paola, KS is 90.8% White Alone, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.35% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Paola, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Paola, KS is $119,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Paola, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Paola, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Paola, KS employs 2.61k people. The largest industries in Paola, KS are Retail Trade (568 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (523 people), and Manufacturing (244 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($131,161), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,100), and Manufacturing ($52,704).

Median household income in Paola, KS is $46,974. Males in Paola, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Paola, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,974

2017 value

± $16,477

-5.64%

1 Year Growth

± 45%

Households in Paola, KS have a median annual income of $46,974, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,784 in 2016, which represents a -5.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paola, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1005

  2. Census Tract 1006.02

  3. Census Tract 1006.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paola, KS was Census Tract 1005 with a value of $73,403, followed by Census Tract 1006.02 and Census Tract 1006.01, with respective values of $70,288 and $50,254.

The following map shows all of the places in Paola, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paola, KS (654 out of 5.38k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    592 ± 258

  2. Two Or More

    45 ± 77

  3. Black

    17 ± 84

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paola, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.61k

2017 Value

± 415

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paola, KS grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 2.58k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paola, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (362 people), and Management Occupations (285 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paola, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paola, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (362 people), and Management Occupations (285 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paola, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.11 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paola, KS, by median earnings, are Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($70,189), Management Occupations ($58,750), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($58,508).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.61k

2017 Value

± 415

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paola, KS grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 2.58k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paola, KS, are Retail Trade (568 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (523 people), and Manufacturing (244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paola, KS, though some of these residents may live in Paola, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Paola, KS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (568 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (523 people), and Manufacturing (244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paola, KS has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.01 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.48 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paola, KS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($131,161), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,100), and Manufacturing ($52,704).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.1% of the population of Paola, KS has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 9.97% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.984% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Paola, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Paola, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.92%

Uninsured

54.4%

Employer Coverage

9.97%

Medicaid

18.3%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.984%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paola, KS declined by 22% from 7.59% to 5.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paola, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Paola, KS is home to a population of 5.58k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Paola, KS residents were born outside of the country (102 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Paola, KS is composed of 5.07k White Alone residents (90.8%), 273 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.89%), 131 Black or African American Alone residents (2.35%), 73 Two or More Races residents (1.31%), 23 Asian Alone residents (0.412%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.215%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Paola, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.2

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paola, KS was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Paola, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Paola, KS residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    102 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Paola, KS residents (102 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paola, KS was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Paola, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paola, KS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.07k ± 296

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    273 ± 229

  3. Black or African American Alone

    131 ± 110

In 2017, there were 18.6 times more White Alone residents (5.07k people) in Paola, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 273 Hispanic or Latino and 131 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Paola, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Paola, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Paola, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Paola, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    186 ± 119

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    53 ± 69

  3. World War II

    44 ± 41

Paola, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paola, KS was $119,400 in 2017, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,900 to $119,400, a 1.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Paola, KS is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paola, KS have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paola, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,974

Median Household Income

± $16,477

2.32k

Number of Households

± 375

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.32k households in Paola, KS declined from $46,974 from the previous year's value of $49,784.

The following chart displays the households in Paola, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$119,400

2017 Median

± $10,136

$117,900

2016 Median

± $10,537

In 2017, the median property value in Paola, KS grew to to $119,400 from the previous year's value of $117,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paola, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paola, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Paola, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Paola, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Paola, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paola, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Paola, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paola, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paola, KS have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Paola, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Paola, KS was Drove Alone (73.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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