Paola, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 5,580 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 2,620  (47.0%)
Females: 2,960  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66071.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,785 (it was $37,285 in 2000)
Paola:

$51,785
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,623 (it was $22,191 in 2000)

Paola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,243 (it was $87,800 in 2000)
Paola:

$163,243
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,615; detached houses: $150,265

Median gross rent in 2017: $894.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paola: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paola, KS (2010)
    • 5,13291.6%White alone
    • 1663.0%Hispanic
    • 1292.3%Black alone
    • 1252.2%Two or more races
    • 340.6%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Paola detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Paola, Kansas as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paola is 193 to 1.


Crime rates in Paola by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(19.3)
1
(18.8)
3
(55.8)
1
(18.5)
3
(55.4)
1
(17.7)
3
(53.4)
4
(72.3)
1
(17.7)
4
(71.6)
7
(127.1)
5
(89.9)
1
(17.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(90.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(154.5)
4
(75.1)
6
(111.6)
8
(147.9)
7
(129.3)
9
(159.6)
10
(178.0)
13
(235.1)
4
(71.0)
8
(143.2)
6
(108.9)
13
(233.8)
3
(53.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(328.3)
17
(319.0)
14
(260.3)
13
(240.3)
27
(498.6)
42
(744.9)
31
(551.7)
16
(289.4)
23
(408.2)
22
(393.8)
39
(707.9)
21
(377.7)
10
(179.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
180
(3,476)
110
(2,064)
147
(2,733)
134
(2,477)
94
(1,736)
164
(2,909)
197
(3,506)
169
(3,057)
148
(2,627)
96
(1,718)
125
(2,269)
119
(2,140)
119
(2,135)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(135.2)
8
(150.1)
7
(130.2)
8
(147.9)
6
(110.8)
8
(141.9)
7
(124.6)
4
(72.3)
8
(142.0)
11
(196.9)
7
(127.1)
9
(161.9)
5
(89.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(38.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.8)
3
(55.5)
1
(18.5)
1
(17.7)
2
(35.6)
1
(18.1)
2
(35.5)
3
(53.7)
2
(36.3)
1
(18.0)
2
(35.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)219.2146.9216.1172.1200.0226.0267.1258.6178.7198.0301.1243.7130.2

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City-data.com crime index in Paola, KS

Crime rate in Paola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (32.8%), American (17.4%), Irish (16.7%), Scottish (4.0%), English (3.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 4.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,370 people per square mile   (low).

Paola, Kansas map

90 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,006 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,035 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (21.6 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (38.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (413.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hillsdale, KS (2.5 miles ),
Osawatomie, KS (2.5 miles ),
Fontana, KS (3.2 miles),
Louisburg, KS (3.3 miles ),
Spring Hill, KS (3.5 miles ),
Rantoul, KS (3.5 miles ),
Bucyrus, KS (3.7 miles),
Lane, KS (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.57 N, Longitude: 94.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +701 (+12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 927 (35.9%)

Area code: 913

Distribution of median household income in Paola, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paola, KS in 2017
Paola satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $87,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $435,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $251,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Paola, KS residents
Average permit cost in Paola, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Paola, KS
Historical housing units in Paola, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +203 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in Paola, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.5%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Paola, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Paola, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Paola, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.73. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.73
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Paola-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the Paola city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 378.2 miles away from Paola center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 322.7 miles away from Paola center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 276.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from Paola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miami County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paola topographic map

Main business address for: TEAM FINANCIAL INC /KS (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Paola:

  • MIAMI COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 2100 BAPTISTE DRIVE)
  • MEDICALODGES PAOLA (501 ASSEMBLY LANE)
  • NORTH POINT SKILLED NURSING CENTER (908 N PEARL ST)
  • PAOLA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (1004 N PEARL ST)

Airports located in Paola:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paola:

  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 22 miles; Olathe, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,158)
  • Baker University (about 23 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 26 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 28 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • University of Kansas (about 34 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Rockhurst University (about 36 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 36 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)

Public high school in Paola:

  • PAOLA HIGH (Students: 657, Location: 401 N ANGELA, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Paola:

  • LAKEMARY CENTER (Students: 86, Location: 100 LAKEMARY DR, Grades: 2-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Paola:

  • PAOLA MIDDLE (Students: 489, Location: 405 HOSPITAL DRIVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • COTTONWOOD ELEM (Students: 443, Location: 709 N. HEDGE LANE, Grades: PK-2)
  • SUNFLOWER ELEM (Students: 354, Location: 1401 E 303RD ST, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Paola:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 601 E CHIPPEWA ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 34944 BLOCK RD, Grades: 2-6)
See full list of schools located in Paola

Library in Paola:

  • PAOLA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $315,553; Location: 101 EAST PEORIA; 38,821 books; 3,664 audio materials; 1,355 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Miami County Hospital is actually Miami County Medical Center and the correct address is 2100 Baptiste Drive
  • Miami County Hospital is actually Miami County Medical Center and the correct address is 2100 Baptiste Drive

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paola: Northridge Business Park (A), Paola Business Park (B), Beachner Grain Elevator Number 26 (C), Miami County Sheriff's Department (D), Paola Police Department (E), Miami County Courthouse (F), Paola Fire Department (G), Miami County Sheriff's Department Jail (H), Miami County Health Department (I), Paola Free Library (J), Paola City Hall (K), Swan River Museum (L), Paola Public Works (M), Paola Community Center (N), Paola Senior Center (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Paola: TEAM FINANCIAL INC /KS (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Paola include: Saint James Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Friendship Faith Ministries (C), Cross Point Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (G), Paola Christian Church (H), Lighthouse Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ursula Cemetery (1), Paola Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Miola Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dorsey Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Paola: Wallace Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Miami County Swan River Museum & Genealogy Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 12 East Peoria Street).

Hotels: Canaan Oaks B & B Show Place (21125 West 303rd Street), Kansas City Motel (56 South West Street), Skyline Motel (510 N Silver St).

Courts: Miami County Internet Onramp (17 South Pearl), Miami County - Clerk of Traffic Court (Court House), Miami County - Zoning & Compliance Ofc- Building Codes (201 South Pearl Street), Miami County - Clerk of District Court (Court House), Miami County - Health Department (1201 Lake Mary Dr), Miami County - Economic Development (201 South Pearl Street).

Birthplace of: Clarence Clark (golfer) - Professional golfer, Justice Brothers - Soilder, Frank Wattelet - Football player.

Miami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Paola in 2010:

  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Paola in 2000:

  • 91 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 62 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 57 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Paola (2011 data):

  • Great Southern Bank: Paola Branch, Teambank Main Office South Pearl Str, South Pearl Street Branch. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank: - Paola Branch at 1600 East Peoria, branch established on 2004/09/15; at 3-5 East Wea Street, branch established on 1903/09/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.7 mil, Deposits: $53.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Valley View Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Option Bank: Paola Branch at 702 Baptiste Drive, branch established on 1993/12/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.1 mil, Deposits: $200.6 mil, headquarters in Osawatomie, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Osawatomie Agency, Inc., The
  • The First Security Bank: Paola Branch at 29 Wea Street, branch established on 1999/07/15. Info updated 2010/06/25: Bank assets: $35.7 mil, Deposits: $31.0 mil, headquarters in Overbrook, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Overbrook Bankshares, Inc.
  • Landmark National Bank: Paola Branch at 1310 Baptiste Drive, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/13: Bank assets: $596.4 mil, Deposits: $456.0 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Paola:

Marital status in Paola, KS
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Paola:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Paola
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Paola, KS (based on Miami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8504
Evangelical Protestant5,37833
Mainline Protestant3,80019
Other1,0285
Black Protestant351
None16,696-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

3.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miami County:

8.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.2%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Paola:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.2%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Paola:

12.0%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paola:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Paola:

53.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Paola:

76.9%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paola, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$64,150$54,9861$1,010
Water Supply 7$22,783$39,0570$0
Other Government Administration 6$33,281$66,5625$704
Police - Other 5$18,153$43,5670$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,193$39,5790$0
Other and Unallocable 4$17,333$51,9994$2,626
Parks and Recreation 4$13,454$40,3621$1,032
Financial Administration 2$11,359$68,1541$512
Sewerage 2$8,226$49,3560$0
Local Libraries 2$7,245$43,47011$6,999
Judicial and Legal 1$3,175$38,1001$2,657
Solid Waste Management 1$3,147$37,7640$0
Firefighters 0$0 27$17,639
Totals for Government 52$215,499$49,73151$33,179

Paola government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,826,000 ($327.24)
    Police Protection: $1,367,000 ($244.98)
    General - Other: $1,340,000 ($240.14)
    Sewerage: $783,000 ($140.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $616,000 ($110.39)
    Regular Highways: $517,000 ($92.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($60.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $313,000 ($56.09)
    Central Staff Services: $302,000 ($54.12)
    Libraries: $238,000 ($42.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $197,000 ($35.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $181,000 ($32.44)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $78,000 ($13.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $449,000 ($80.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,134,000 ($203.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($4.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,943,000 ($527.42)

Paola government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,293,000 ($231.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $351,000 ($62.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($20.43)
    Other: $59,000 ($10.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $14,000 ($2.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $459,000 ($82.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $448,000 ($80.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $263,000 ($47.13)
    Special Assessments: $138,000 ($24.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $57,000 ($10.22)
    Rents: $43,000 ($7.71)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($4.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,880,000 ($336.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $215,000 ($38.53)
    Highways: $147,000 ($26.34)
    General Local Government Support: $52,000 ($9.32)
  • Tax - Property: $2,459,000 ($440.68)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,427,000 ($434.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $464,000 ($83.15)
    Other License: $106,000 ($19.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $32,000 ($5.73)

Paola government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,020,000 ($2691.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,420,000 ($2405.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000 ($286.74)

Paola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,600,000 ($286.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,162,000 ($745.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,000 ($18.28)

7.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, KS  3.44% ($70,981 average AGI)
from Franklin County, KS  0.38% ($40,149)
from Linn County, KS  0.34% ($40,738)


7.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, KS  2.82% ($60,284 average AGI)
to Franklin County, KS  0.40% ($45,367)
to Linn County, KS  0.36% ($46,644)
Businesses in Paola, KS
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1SONIC Drive-In1
Blockbuster1Subway1
Burger King1T-Mobile1
Chevrolet1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1The Room Place1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paola:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paola:

  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)

TV broadcast stations around Paola:

  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Paola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Paola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 676ft / 206mTotal length
  • $9,602,000Total costs
  • 140,976Total average daily traffic
  • 17,153Total average daily truck traffic
  • 309,194Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Paola, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 151970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paola, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paola)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Paola, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paola)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Paola)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 87. The highest number of fires - 138 took place in 2012, and the least - 34 in 2004. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Paola, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.9%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paola, KS
    • 82855.9%Outside Fires
    • 45931.0%Structure Fires
    • 17912.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 161.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paola, KS
Most common first names in Paola, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9477.0 years
Mary7382.2 years
William7377.2 years
George6179.5 years
Charles4776.1 years
James4372.3 years
Helen4083.2 years
Robert3772.8 years
Frank3279.6 years
Margaret3183.0 years
Most common last names in Paola, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4178.6 years
Miller3575.8 years
Prothe2379.7 years
Williams2275.8 years
Johnson2081.5 years
Minden1777.6 years
Brown1780.6 years
Wilson1778.8 years
Clark1670.3 years
Weaver1685.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paola, KS
  • 64.0%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paola, KS
  • 57.9%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Paola compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Paola on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
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