Olathe, CO


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Olathe, CO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Olathe Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,798, 613 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $203,130, Olathe real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Olathe, accounting for 61.66% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Olathe include mobile homes or trailers ( 22.30%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.92%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Olathe are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 43.11% owning and 56.89% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Olathe built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Olathe built before 1939 ( 31.92%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 13.41%). There's also some housing in Olathe built between 2000 and later ( 3.79%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Olathe. Fully 10.64% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Olathe homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Olathe real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Olathe Home Appreciation Rates

Olathe's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Olathe during the period has been just -0.98%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Olathe that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Olathe real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Olathe appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.77%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.59% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Olathe. Olathe appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

Relative to Colorado, our data show that Olathe's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,172,000 0.0
$879,001 - $1,172,000 0.0
$586,001 - $879,000 5.2
$469,001 - $586,000 6.4
$352,001 - $469,000 6.1
$234,001 - $352,000 17.7
$117,001 - $234,000 30.2
$59,001 - $117,000 20.4
$0 - $59,000 13.9

Low for CO
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
31.5129497245986 69.4323144104803

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Olathe Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
46.37% 2.23% 3 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$906 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 43.11
Renters 56.89
Vacant 10.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.8
1970 - 1999 50.9
1940 - 1969 13.4
1939 or Older 31.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.7
Townhomes 2.9
Small Apt. Buildings 11.1
Apt. Complexes 2.0
Mobile Homes 22.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.02
1 Bedroom 8.45
2 Bedrooms 26.97
3 Bedrooms 50.44
4 Bedrooms 8.02
5 or more bedrooms 5.10

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