Olathe, KS

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Population

134,368

1.19% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$82,649

3.71% growth

Poverty Rate

6.13%


Number of Employees

72,067

1.95% growth

Median Property Value

$211,600

5.17% growth

About

In 2017, Olathe, KS had a population of 134k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $82,649. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Olathe, KS grew from 132,787 to 134,368, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $79,691 to $82,649, a 3.71% increase.

The population of Olathe, KS is 75.6% White Alone, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.41% Black or African American Alone. 15.1% of the people in Olathe, KS speak a non-English language, and 93.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Olathe, KS are MidAmerica Nazarene University (676 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Olathe, KS is $211,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in Olathe, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Olathe, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Olathe, KS employs 72.1k people. The largest industries in Olathe, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,325 people), Retail Trade (7,993 people), and Educational Services (7,152 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,956), Information ($77,442), and Utilities ($70,075).

Median household income in Olathe, KS is $82,649. Males in Olathe, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Olathe, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,649

2017 value

± $2,031

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 3.05%

Households in Olathe, KS have a median annual income of $82,649, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,691 in 2016, which represents a 3.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Olathe, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Olathe, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Olathe, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 530.11

  2. Census Tract 534.06

  3. Census Tract 528.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Olathe, KS was Census Tract 530.11 with a value of $130,288, followed by Census Tract 534.06 and Census Tract 528.01, with respective values of $124,301 and $112,205.

The following map shows all of the places in Olathe, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Olathe, KS (8.13k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,758 ± 559

  2. Hispanic

    2,495 ± 365

  3. Black

    1,018 ± 301

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Olathe, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

72.1k

2017 Value

± 1,754

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 3.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Olathe, KS grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 70.7k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Olathe, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,058 people), Management Occupations (9,010 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,031 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Olathe, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Olathe, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,058 people), Management Occupations (9,010 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Olathe, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.55 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Olathe, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,922), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,856), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,092).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.1k

2017 Value

± 1,754

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 3.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Olathe, KS grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 70.7k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Olathe, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,325 people), Retail Trade (7,993 people), and Educational Services (7,152 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Olathe, KS, though some of these residents may live in Olathe, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Olathe, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,325 people), Retail Trade (7,993 people), and Educational Services (7,152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Olathe, KS has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.53 times higher than expected), Information (1.48 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Olathe, KS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,956), Information ($77,442), and Utilities ($70,075).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.7% of the population of Olathe, KS has health coverage, with 64.6% on employee plans, 7.12% on Medicaid, 7.73% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.813% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Olathe, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Olathe, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1320 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.3%

Uninsured

64.6%

Employer Coverage

7.12%

Medicaid

7.73%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.813%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Olathe, KS declined by 9.1% from 9.14% to 8.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Olathe, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Olathe, KS is home to a population of 134k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Olathe, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Olathe, KS is composed of 102k White Alone residents (75.6%), 15.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 7.27k Black or African American Alone residents (5.41%), 5.85k Asian Alone residents (4.35%), 4.07k Two or More Races residents (3.03%), 330 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.246%), 86 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.064%), and 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0201%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Olathe, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,419 speakers), African Languages (1,503 speakers), and Laotian (925 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Olathe, KS was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Olathe, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Olathe, KS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.3% of Olathe, KS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Olathe, KS was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Olathe, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Olathe, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

93.4%

2017 Citizenship

93.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.4% of Olathe, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Olathe, KS was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    102k ± 1.16k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.1k ± 1.21k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.27k ± 646

In 2017, there were 6.73 times more White Alone residents (102k people) in Olathe, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Hispanic or Latino and 7.27k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Olathe, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,419 speakers (8.59%)

  2. African Languages

    1,503 speakers (1.24%)

  3. Laotian

    925 speakers (0.762%)

15.1% of Olathe, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Olathe, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.59% of the overall population of Olathe, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.24% speak African Languages and 0.762% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,842 ± 264

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,392 ± 225

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,173 ± 275

Olathe, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Olathe, KS awarded 676 degrees. The student population of Olathe, KS is skewed towards women, with 653 male students and 1,169 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Olathe, KS are White (473 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (88 and 13%), Unknown (59 and 8.74%), and Hispanic or Latino (26 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Olathe, KS by number of degrees awarded are MidAmerica Nazarene University (676 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Olathe, KS are Registered Nursing (225 and 33.3%), Organizational Leadership (98 and 14.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (72 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Olathe, KS are $27,650 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Olathe, KS was General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Olathe, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

676 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,650

Median Private

In 2016, the Olathe, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was MidAmerica Nazarene University with 676 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

210

Degrees Awarded to Men

466

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 210 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Olathe, KS, which is 0.451 times less than the 466 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    473 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Olathe, KS were to White students. These 473 degrees mean that there were 5.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Olathe, KS was $211,600 in 2017, which is 0.972 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,200 to $211,600, a 5.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Olathe, KS is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Olathe, KS have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Olathe, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$82,649

Median Household Income

± $2,031

46.5k

Number of Households

± 1,385

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.5k households in Olathe, KS grew to $82,649 from the previous year's value of $79,691.

The following chart displays the households in Olathe, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$211,600

2017 Median

± $2,569

$201,200

2016 Median

± $2,995

In 2017, the median property value in Olathe, KS grew to to $211,600 from the previous year's value of $201,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Olathe, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Olathe, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Olathe, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Olathe, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in Olathe, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Olathe, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Olathe, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Olathe, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Olathe, KS have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.606% of the workforce in Olathe, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Olathe, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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