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Olathe is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 137,618. Olathe is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Olathe offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Olathe there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Olathe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Olathe are highly rated.

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About Olathe...
Population
137,618

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    123.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    53.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    24.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    87
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    912.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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