Overland Park, KS

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Population

186,147

1.29% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$78,217

4.58% growth

Poverty Rate

5.79%


Number of Employees

101,609

2.3% growth

Median Property Value

$248,100

4.64% growth

About

In 2017, Overland Park, KS had a population of 186k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $78,217. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Overland Park, KS grew from 183,775 to 186,147, a 1.29% increase and its median household income grew from $74,789 to $78,217, a 4.58% increase.

The population of Overland Park, KS is 79% White Alone, 7.41% Asian Alone, and 6.08% Hispanic or Latino. 13.8% of the people in Overland Park, KS speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Overland Park, KS are Johnson County Community College (3,011 degrees awarded in 2016), Ottawa University-Kansas City (167 degrees), and Cleveland University-Kansas City (145 degrees).

The median property value in Overland Park, KS is $248,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.8%. Most people in Overland Park, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Overland Park, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Overland Park, KS employs 102k people. The largest industries in Overland Park, KS are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (15,815 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,403 people), and Retail Trade (10,412 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($85,095), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,602).

Median household income in Overland Park, KS is $78,217. Males in Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.506, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,217

2017 value

± $1,464

4.58%

1 Year Growth

± 2.71%

Households in Overland Park, KS have a median annual income of $78,217, 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 $74,789 in 2016, which represents a 4.58% 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 Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS is from Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS.

0.506

2017 Wage GINI

0.498

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS was 0.506 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.55% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS 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 534.24

  2. Census Tract 534.23

  3. Census Tract 534.19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Overland Park, KS was Census Tract 534.24 with a value of $175,439, followed by Census Tract 534.23 and Census Tract 534.19, with respective values of $169,219 and $152,589.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Overland Park, KS (10.7k out of 185k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    8,129 ± 671

  2. Hispanic

    1,643 ± 362

  3. Asian

    1,089 ± 395

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

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

102k

2017 Value

± 2,062

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Overland Park, KS grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 99.3k employees to 102k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Overland Park, KS, are Management Occupations (15,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,433 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,434 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Overland Park, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Overland Park, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (15,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,433 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,434 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Overland Park, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.85 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Overland Park, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,648), Management Occupations ($83,363), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,051).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

102k

2017 Value

± 2,062

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Overland Park, KS grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 99.3k employees to 102k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Overland Park, KS, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (15,815 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,403 people), and Retail Trade (10,412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Overland Park, KS, though some of these residents may live in Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (15,815 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,403 people), and Retail Trade (10,412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Overland Park, KS has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.22 times higher than expected), Information (1.96 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Overland Park, KS, by median earnings, are Information ($85,095), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,602).

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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.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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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

94.3% of the population of Overland Park, KS has health coverage, with 63.6% on employee plans, 4.66% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.844% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Overland Park, 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

5.68%

Uninsured

63.6%

Employer Coverage

4.66%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

0.844%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Overland Park, KS declined by 3.44% from 5.88% to 5.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Overland Park, 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

Overland Park, KS is home to a population of 186k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.6% of Overland Park, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Overland Park, KS is composed of 147k White Alone residents (79%), 13.8k Asian Alone residents (7.41%), 11.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.08%), 9.2k Black or African American Alone residents (4.94%), 3.83k Two or More Races residents (2.05%), 472 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.254%), 406 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.218%), and 98 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0526%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Overland Park, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,993 speakers), Other Asian Languages (2,795 speakers), and Chinese (2,208 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Overland Park, KS was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Overland Park, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Overland Park, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.6% of Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS was 10.5%, 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 Overland Park, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Overland Park, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Overland Park, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Overland Park, KS was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    147k ± 1.54k

  2. Asian Alone

    13.8k ± 758

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.3k ± 1.13k

In 2017, there were 10.7 times more White Alone residents (147k people) in Overland Park, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Asian Alone and 11.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,993 speakers (4.11%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    2,795 speakers (1.64%)

  3. Chinese

    2,208 speakers (1.3%)

13.8% of Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.11% of the overall population of Overland Park, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.64% speak Other Asian Languages and 1.3% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,939 ± 347

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,358 ± 263

  3. Korea

    1,244 ± 182

Overland Park, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Overland Park, KS awarded 3,616 degrees. The student population of Overland Park, KS is skewed towards women, with 9,506 male students and 11,261 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Overland Park, KS are White (2,575 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (279 and 7.88%), Black or African American (235 and 6.63%), and Asian (146 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in Overland Park, KS by number of degrees awarded are Johnson County Community College (3,011 and 83.3%), Ottawa University-Kansas City (167 and 4.62%), and Cleveland University-Kansas City (145 and 4.01%).

The most popular majors in Overland Park, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,142 and 31.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (486 and 13.4%), and General Cosmetology (237 and 6.55%).

The median tuition costs in Overland Park, KS are $11,880 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

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 1,131 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Overland Park, KS was General Business Administration & Management with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,011 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,880

Median Private

In 2016, the Overland Park, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnson County Community College with 3,011 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,422

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,194

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,422 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Overland Park, KS, which is 0.648 times less than the 2,194 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Overland Park, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,575 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    279 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    235 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Overland Park, KS were to White students. These 2,575 degrees mean that there were 9.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 279 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Overland Park, KS was $248,100 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,100 to $248,100, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Overland Park, KS is 62.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Overland Park, KS have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Overland Park, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,217

Median Household Income

± $1,464

76.6k

Number of Households

± 1,725

In 2017, the median household income of the 76.6k households in Overland Park, KS grew to $78,217 from the previous year's value of $74,789.

The following chart displays the households in Overland Park, 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

$248,100

2017 Median

± $3,501

$237,100

2016 Median

± $2,775

In 2017, the median property value in Overland Park, KS grew to to $248,100 from the previous year's value of $237,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.8%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.8% of the housing units in Overland Park, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Overland Park, 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 Overland Park, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Overland Park, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Overland Park, KS have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.973% of the workforce in Overland Park, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.12%

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

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