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Paola is a city in Miami County, in the Kansas City metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Baptiste Peoria, linguist. Another says it was named for the missionary, Paola Ponziglione
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Paola. For links to other places called Paola, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Paola is 38.572N. The longitude is -94.878W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 915 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,065.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,285
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paola demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Roots Festival - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paola web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hillsdale State Park
Historic sites and museums: Swan River Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Paola demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Miami County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66071 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Paola residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paola ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paola was $22,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Paola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Paola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $804.


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Libraries in Paola include Paola Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Paola include Miami County Republic

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Miami County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paola political report.

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The average commute time for Paola workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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