Olathe, KS

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2022 Population
142,114
1.26% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.08%
0.867% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$108,077
7.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$317,900
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
77,187
0.611% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Olathe, KS had a population of 142k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $108,077. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Olathe, KS grew from 140,339 to 142,114, a 1.26% increase and its median household income grew from $100,849 to $108,077, a 7.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Olathe, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.62%).

None of the households in Olathe, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Olathe, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Olathe, KS are MidAmerica Nazarene University (564 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Olathe, KS was $317,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Olathe, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Olathe, KS was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Olathe, KS is home to a population of 142k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.4% of Olathe, KS residents were born outside of the country (14.7k people).

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Olathe, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.84k White (Hispanic) and 7.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Olathe, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Olathe, KS was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Olathe, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 1.71k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.84k ± 1.36k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.23k ± 795
11.7%
Hispanic Population
16.6k people

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Olathe, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.84k White (Hispanic) and 7.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.7% of the people in Olathe, KS are hispanic (16.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.7k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people

As of 2022, 10.4% of Olathe, KS residents (14.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Olathe, KS was 11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,739 ± 412
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,431 ± 264
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,173 ± 276

Olathe, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Olathe, KS employs 77.2k people. The largest industries in Olathe, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,550 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,963 people), and Retail Trade (8,355 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,688), Utilities ($95,962), and Information ($91,483).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

77.2k
2022 Value
± 2,192
0.611%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Olathe, KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 76.7k employees to 77.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Olathe, KS, are Management Occupations (10,810 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,605 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,424 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Olathe, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

77.2k
2022 Value
± 2,192
0.611%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Olathe, KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 76.7k employees to 77.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Olathe, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,550 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,963 people), and Retail Trade (8,355 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,950
Median earning men ± $3,425
$44,937
Median earning women ± $2,429

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($93,311), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,982), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,882).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($77,756), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,721), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Olathe, KS awarded 564 degrees. The student population of Olathe, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 602 male students and 906 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Olathe, KS are White (386 and 71.5%), followed by Black or African American (62 and 11.5%), Unknown (48 and 8.89%), and Two or More Races (15 and 2.78%).

The largest universities in Olathe, KS by number of degrees awarded are MidAmerica Nazarene University (564 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Olathe, KS are Registered Nursing (194 and 34.4%), Counseling Psychology (66 and 11.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (59 and 10.5%).

The median tuition cost in Olathe, KS for private four year colleges is $34,082.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Olathe, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,508 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,508 students enrolled in Olathe, KS, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 850 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 171 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Olathe, KS was Registered Nursing with 171 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
564 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was MidAmerica Nazarene University with 564 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Olathe, KS, which is 0.406 times less than the 401 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 386 degrees mean that there were 6.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,082) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,514) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Olathe, KS was $317,900 in 2022, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $273,600 to $317,900, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Olathe, KS is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Olathe, KS have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Olathe, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Olathe, KS is $108,077. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Olathe, KS was Census Tract 535.10 with a value of $136,477, followed by Census Tract 530.11 and Census Tract 535.06, with respective values of $135,979 and $122,155.

Property

$317,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,204
$37,511
Median Property Taxes
±$1,398

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Olathe, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 535.10
  2. Census Tract 530.11
  3. Census Tract 535.06

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Olathe, KS was Census Tract 535.10 with a value of $136,477, followed by Census Tract 530.11 and Census Tract 535.06, with respective values of $135,979 and $122,155.

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

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Household Income

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$108,077
Median Household Income
± $2,944
51k
Number of Households
± 1,883

In 2022, the median household income of the 51k households in Olathe, KS grew to $108,077 from the previous year's value of $100,849.

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 $150k - $200k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Olathe, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.58%)

In 2022, 73.8% of workers in Olathe, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.58%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Olathe, KS have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Olathe, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

6.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Olathe, KS (8.52k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

92.7% of the population of Olathe, KS has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 6.48% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.906% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KS see 811 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.123% increase from the previous year (810 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 392 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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811 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, KS

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KS see an average of 811 patients per year. This represents a 0.123% increase from the previous year (810 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnson County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.5% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.25%
Uninsured
66%
Employer Coverage
6.48%
Medicaid
9.33%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.906%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Olathe, KS declined by 0.795% from 7.31% to 7.25%.

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