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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Paola is a town in Kansas with a population of 5,585. Paola is in Miami County. Living in Paola offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Paola and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Paola are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Paola Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    52.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,145.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Paola

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,270
National
$55,322

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Paola is such a fantastic place to live. As a student who attends high school, I am happy to say that both the town and schools are amazing in every way.
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Paola is a great place to live, with a small-town feel within 20 miles of a big city. The community provides amazing support to students. It is a great place to raise a family.
Paola is a small rural town about an hour away from Kansas City. Although it may seem boring at times, the friends you make here are awesome. You find friends for life in Paola. They make the town that may be boring by itself fun and exciting. The majority of townspeople are also very nice.