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Paoli, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Paoli Census Designated Place had a population of 5,651 as of July 1, 2016. Paoli ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paoli is located at latitude 40.042 and longitude -75.4903 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Paoli Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 509 feet.

The Paoli Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389637) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Paoli Census Designated Place is located within Township of Willistown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paoli population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Paoli, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,651
Population in Households 5,428
Population in Familes 4,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density1 2,839
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 2,416
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 818 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $344,803
Average Home Value $379,346


Median Household Income $88,384
Average Household Income $109,658
Per Capita Income $47,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.34%
Households 0.19% 0.34%
Families -0.01% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Paoli, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paoli to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 87th
Population Density1 # 469 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 225 87th
Median Household Income # 66 96th
Per Capita Income # 45 98th

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