Olathe, KS Population

By | June 16, 2019

Population: 92,962. Estimated population in July 2020: 111,334 (+19.8% change)
Males: 46,348 (49.9%), Females: 46,614 (50.1%)

Johnson County

Zip codes: 66061, 66062.

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $61,111
Median house value: $139,500

Races in Olathe:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (28.2%), Irish (14.9%), English (13.0%), United States (7.6%), French (3.5%), Italian (3.3%).

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 54.2 square miles

Map of Olathe, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Olathe

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olathe city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

5.9% Foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 2.3% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +29,130 (+45.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Olathe:

  • OLATHE MEDICAL CENTER (20333 W 151ST ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Olathe:

  • SAINT LUKES SOUTH HOSPSITAL (about 7 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS)
  • OVERLAND PARK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF KS CITY (about 7 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Olathe:

  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 23 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MKC)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 29 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MCI)
  • FORBES FIELD (about 59 miles; TOPEKA, KS; Abbreviation: FOE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Olathe:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE (about 6 miles; OLATHE, KS; Abbreviation: OJC)
  • CEDAR AIR PARK (about 7 miles; OLATHE, KS; Abbreviation: 51K)
  • NEW CENTURY AIRCENTER (about 8 miles; OLATHE, KS; Abbreviation: IXD)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Olathe:

  • MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,511; Location: 2030 E COLLEGE WAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mnu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 108; Location: 100 E SANTA FE STE 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bmcaec.com)
  • SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF HAIRSTYLING (Full-time enrollment: 80; Location: 1215 E. Santa Fe; Private, for-profit)
  • KANSAS CITY AVIATION CENTER INC (Location: PO BOX 1850; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olathe:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,857)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,168)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 17 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,189)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 19 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,259)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (about 20 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,830)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)

Schools

Public high schools in Olathe:

  • OLATHE SOUTH SR HIGH (Students: 1,486; Location: 1640 E 151ST ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OLATHE EAST SR HIGH (Students: 1,464; Location: 14545 W 127TH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OLATHE NORTH SR HIGH (Students: 1,128; Location: 600 E PRAIRIE; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • OLATHE NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 839; Location: 21300 COLLEGE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SCHOOL FOR DEAF HIGH (Students: 78; Location: 450 EAST PARK STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high schools in Olathe:

  • BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 15020 BLACKBOB RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • KEDESH ACADEMY (Students: 22; Location: 719 N MAHAFFIE; Grades: 1 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Olathe:

  • SANTA FE TRAIL JR HIGH (Students: 954; Location: 1100 N RIDGEVIEW RD; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • CALIFORNIA TRAIL JR HIGH (Students: 845; Location: 13775 W 133 STREET; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • FRONTIER TRAIL JR HIGH (Students: 790; Location: 15300 W 143RD STREET; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • OREGON TRAIL JR HIGH (Students: 728; Location: 1800 W DENNIS; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • CEDAR CREEK ELEM (Students: 710; Location: 11150 S CLARE RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HEATHERSTONE ELEM (Students: 653; Location: 13745 W 123RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CHISHOLM TRAIL JUNIOR (Students: 640; Location: 16700 W. 159TH STREET; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • SUNNYSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 16025 S. LINDENWOOD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PIONEER TRAIL JR HIGH (Students: 616; Location: 15100 WEST 127TH; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • REGENCY PLACE ELEMENTARY (Students: 603; Location: 13250 S GREENWOOD; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Olathe:

  • PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC SCHOO (Students: 527; Location: 16000 W 143RD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • PIONEER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 87; Location: 220 N ROGERS RD; Grades: PK – 11)

Libraries

Library in Olathe:

  • OLATHE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,729,843; Location: 201 EAST PARK STREET; 201,772 books; 7,819 audio materials; 16,814 video materials; 426 serial subscriptions)