Paw Paw is a small town in West Virginia with a population of approximately 1,000. Families with children are customary, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average 26% of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 38, skews younger than most cities in West Virginia. Most Paw Paw residents own their homes, and 23% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $513/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Paw Paw will save around $2,300 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Paw Paw: construction, education, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 20% of the workforce in the town. Paw Paw workers earn an average annual income of around $53,000, a little less than the state average. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Paw Paw has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (35%). Additionally, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Paw Paw has an average commute time of about 36 minutes, slower than the West Virginia average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (26%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used. Few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number is greater than the national average.
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