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Paoli, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Paoli Census Designated Place had a population of 5,830 as of July 1, 2017. Paoli ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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, 2017.

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Paoli, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,830
Daytime Population: Workers 7,039
Daytime Population: Residents 2,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,920
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 5,607
Population in Familes 4,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density2 2,929
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $92,376
Average Household Income $114,854
Per Capita Income $50,081


Total Housing Units 2,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,645 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 850 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $342,547
Average Home Value $370,616


Total Households 2,496
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,437
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.58%
Households 0.62% 0.59%
Families 0.44% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 2017 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 # 212 88th
Population Density # 448 75th
Diversity Index # 229 87th
Median Household Income # 64 96th
Per Capita Income # 47 97th

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