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    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+
Olathe is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 132,787. Olathe is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Olathe offers residents a 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.
About Olathe...
Population
132,787

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%
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Olathe Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
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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 have grown up in Olathe my entire life and I love the closeness of the city. I have always felt this special connection to Olathe. I also enjoy that there are different types of living areas like rural, suburban, and urban. I feel very safe in Olathe and comforted by those around me. Olathe could be improved by introducing more unique shops and event venues therefore bringing in more visitors. I also wish there was a greater sense of diversity here in Olathe.