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Overview

Introduction to Paola, Kansas

Paola, Kansas, in Miami county, is located 21 miles S of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 39 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Paola History

The city of Paola is the county seat of Miami County. Indians were the first inhabitants of Paola, who established communities throughout the area. It was in the year 1827, the displaced Indian tribes settled in the Paola area and named the place as Peoria Village. The Indians were followed by the Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1541. French Jesuit missionary explorers, Marquette and Joliet visited the area in 1673.

Paola and nearby Attractions

  • Hillsdale State Park
  • Blue and Grey Park Reserve
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
  • Swope Memorial Golf Course
  • Swan River Museum

Things To Do In Paola

Tourists can visit the Clinton State Park that offers several recreational facilities including boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. One can also visit the Kansas City Zoo. Tourists can take a look around the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum and explore the city's history. The rolling green grass of Swope Memorial Golf Course is a natural carpet and is an ideal destination for the golfers.

Paola Transportation

Flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Paola Higher Education

The Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Kansas provide scopes for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,583
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+2,533
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,307
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,298

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,216
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$851
Median House Value$117,900

Ancestry

Irish16%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
English6.2%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.9%
Dutch2.8%
Swedish2.3%
Norwegian2.3%
Italian2%
Welsh1.4%
Swiss0.9%
German0.4%
Polish0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
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Paola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami County
Standard Zip Codes66071
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.57
Approximate Longitude-94.86

Paola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPAOLA
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationMOUND CITY
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip41.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fontana184$50,000
Lane290$36,563
Louisburg4,323$78,929
Osawatomie4,349$53,527
Rantoul129$40,000
Spring Hill5,863$75,525

Paola Public Libraries

Paola Free Library
101 EAST PEORIA
Paola, Kansas
(913) 259-3655

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Paola Hospitals

Miami County Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2100 Baptiste Drive
(913) 294-2327

Paola Public Schools

Cottonwood Elem
709 N. Hedge Lane
ZIP: 66071
(913) 294-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Paola High
401 N Angela
ZIP: 66071
(913) 294-8010
High
Total Enrollment 571
Paola Middle
405 Hospital Drive
ZIP: 66071
(913) 294-8030
Middle
Total Enrollment 468
Sunflower Elem
1401 E 303rd St
ZIP: 66071
(913) 294-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 445

Paola Private Schools

Holy Trinity School
601 E Chippewa St
ZIP: 66071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
Lakemary Center
100 Lakemary Dr
ZIP: 66071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 86
Trinity Lutheran School
34944 Block Rd
ZIP: 66071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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