Overview for Paoli, PA

5,838 people live in Paoli, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $53,683. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.3 years

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Paoli, PA is a charming suburb located in Chester County, near Philadelphia. This area offers a blend of historical significance, comfortable living, and a variety of things to do and places to eat.

Things to Do

Paoli is home to several attractions that highlight its historical and cultural significance. A notable site is the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park, where the Battle of Paoli took place during the American Revolutionary War. This park offers historical tours, research opportunities, and workshops, making it a rich educational experience. Another significant landmark is the Anthony Wayne House, once home to Major General Anthony Wayne. This Georgian-style mansion provides a glimpse into the area's past.

Historical Landmarks

The town itself has historical roots dating back to the American Revolution. Named after General Pasquale Paoli, a military leader, the town grew around a local inn and later expanded with the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Battle of Paoli, which occurred in 1777, is a significant historical event tied to the area, though the actual historic site is now technically part of Malvern.


Paoli offers a range of dining options that cater to various tastes. Nudy’s Cafe Paoli is known for its cozy ambiance and delightful dishes, making it a popular choice among locals. Another notable eatery is the Great American Pub Paoli/Malvern, which serves a variety of American cuisine and is a great spot for casual dining.

Public Schools

The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District and the Great Valley School District serve the Paoli area. Both districts are highly rated:

  • Tredyffrin-Easttown School District: Known for its competitive environment and excellent staff, it includes several schools catering to different grade levels. This district is regarded for its attention to students' needs, including those with special needs.
  • Great Valley School District: This district also enjoys a strong reputation, highlighted by its dedicated teachers and a commitment to providing a dynamic and rigorous learning environment. It includes schools like Great Valley Middle School, which is particularly noted for its supportive approach to the middle school transition.

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Private Schools

Paoli hosts several private schools, offering diverse educational approaches:

  • Delaware Valley Friends School: Specializes in educating students with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD. It's recognized for its inclusive environment and caters to grades 1-12.
  • St. Norbert Continuation School: A Catholic school providing education from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, focusing on faith, academic excellence, and service.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Paoli, PA

Paoli has 2,444 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Paoli do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,838 people call Paoli home. The population density is 2,933.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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50.74 / 49.26%

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Schools in Paoli, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Paoli. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Delaware Valley Friends School
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Royer-Greaves School For Blind
1st - 11th
No rating available
Villa Maria Academy
9th - 12th
No rating available
Good Samaritan Day School
K - K
No rating available

Around Paoli, PA

There's plenty to do around Paoli, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mr Bottle Beverage, Varani Formal Wear, and Splitting Edge Axe Throwing - Malvern.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.73 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.04 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.77 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

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