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0.73% growth
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The economy of Olathe, KS employs 70,687 people. The economy of Olathe, KS is specialized in Information; Finance & Insurance; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.64; 1.56; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Olathe, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,762), Retail trade (7,205), and Educational Services (7,052), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($111,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,793), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($65,031).

Median household income in Olathe, KS is $79,691. Males in Olathe, KS have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,276. The income inequality of Olathe, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Olathe, KS. In Johnson County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,731. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Olathe, KS is from the county of Johnson County, KS.

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Olathe, KS is home to a population of 132,787 people, from which 93.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Olathe, KS is composed of 101,799 White residents (76.7%), 14,452 Hispanic residents (10.9%), 6,487 Black residents (4.89%), 5,775 Asian residents (4.35%), and 3,783 Two+ residents (2.85%). The most common foreign languages in Olathe, KS are Spanish (10,419 speakers), African Languages (1,503 speakers), and Laotian (925 speakers), but compared to other places, Olathe, KS has a relative high number of Laotian (925 speakers), African Languages (1,503 speakers), and Other Indic (566 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Olathe, KS awarded 759 degrees. The student population of Olathe, KS is skewed towards females, with 227 male students and 532 female students. Most students in Olathe, KS are White (526 and 69.3%), followed by Black or African American (102 and 13.4%), Two or more races (75 and 9.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (25 and 3.29%). The largest universities in Olathe, KS by number of graduates are MidAmerica Nazarene University (737 and 97.1%), Regency Beauty Institute-Olathe (22 and 2.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Olathe, KS are Registered Nursing (216 and 28.5%), Organizational Leadership (100 and 13.2%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (25 and 3.29%). The median tuition costs in Olathe, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,650 and $27,650 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Olathe, KS is $201,200, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $196,700 to $201,200, a 2.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Olathe, KS is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Olathe, KS have an average commute time of 19.8 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.


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