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Welcome to Paola ...

The city of Paola is located in Miami County<1> and is the County Seat for Miami County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paola has a population of 5,721 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Paola.

The city of Paola was previously named Peoria Village. Before Peoria Village, it was named Baptiste Spring. For more information about the names of Paola, see The Names of Paola on our Genealogy Page.

Paola is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Paola lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Paola is within the (913) area code.

The ZIP code for Paola: 66071<4>

Websites for Paola ...

Official Website: www.ci.paola.ks.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paola had an population of 5,721 people. This is an increase of 2.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paola had a population of 5,602 people (which is 17.09% of the total population of Miami County). This makes Paola the county's most populous community.

The population of Paola represents 0.2% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,602 people, the population of Paola increased 11.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paola.

Communities Also Named Paola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Paola - they are located in California and Florida (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paola.

Communities near Paola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paola.

  • Gardner [Johnson County]
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    • Gardner [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Paola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,370 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardner<7>
  • Spring Hill [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Paola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,871 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Hill has also been known as:
    • Spring Hill Station
    • Springfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hill<7>
  • Louisburg [Miami County]
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    • Louisburg [Miami County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Paola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,590 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Louisburg:
    • New Saint Lewis
    • Saint Louis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<7>
  • Osawatomie [Miami County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osawatomie
    • Osawatomie [Miami County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Paola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osawatomie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osawatomie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wellsville [Franklin County]
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      • Wellsville [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<7>
    • Edgerton [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgerton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Edgerton:
      • Martinsburg
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgerton<7>
    • La Cygne [Linn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cygne
      • La Cygne [Linn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cygne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cygne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Cygne<7>
    • Drexel [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Bates County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drexel<7>
    • Linn Valley [Linn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn Valley
      • Linn Valley [Linn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn Valley
    • Cleveland [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Paola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paola. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Paola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paola ...

Looking for more information about Paola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Paola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paola.

Adding Paola to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paola in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Paola was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Paola on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Paola on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Paola

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About Miami County

About Kansas

The official website for Paola: www.ci.paola.ks.us/

The official website for Miami County: www.co.miami.ks.us/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Miami, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paola.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Paola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paola) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PaolaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5713, Longitude: -94.8745    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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