Olathe, CO


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Olathe is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,798 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olathe is the 128th largest community in Colorado.

Olathe is a blue-collar town, with 54.68% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Olathe is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olathe who work in office and administrative support (14.72%), food service (7.19%), and farm management occupations (5.85%).

Being a small town, Olathe does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Olathe has a very low overall level of education: only 8.32% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Olathe in 2010 was $14,403, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,612 for a family of four. Olathe also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Olathe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olathe residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Olathe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 53.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Olathe include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

In addition, Olathe has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.47%).

The most common language spoken in Olathe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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