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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Olathe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131
    500
  • Theft
    1,316
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,691
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Olathe Reviews

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I love Olathe! It's diverse, got a lot of options for shopping, food, and activities. The people are generally friendly. It has a small town friendly feel and there is variety of city, suburb, and rural areas that meet everyone's needs. Super dog friendly areas.
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Safe, fun, and great schools! Traffic is not bad. Would like to see more houses for working middle class, but schools are so good that it's worth paying more for them. Lots of growth opportunities!
I am so thankful to have grown up in the Olathe Public School system. There is such a multitude of opportunities which really paves the way for every kid to succeed. There are new restaurants popping up all the time, and for most, Overland Park ( which is growing even faster) is a really short drive away! The homes are larger and cheaper in the Kansas City area as opposed to other metros. The thing with Olathe is that there is a lack of community involvement, so although many people show up to the city events, it could definitely be more. Some people here are also a bit snotty and try to act uppity (whether they actually are or not), but I think its that way in every town. Johnson County is also seen as very Cookie-cutter, conservative, and Christian, but Olathe is probably one of the cities that is much less fitting of that characteristic.