Olathe is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 139,605 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Olathe is the fifth largest community in Kansas.
Olathe real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Olathe house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Olathe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olathe is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olathe who work in management occupations (12.33%), office and administrative support (11.92%), and sales jobs (10.91%).
Also of interest is that Olathe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Olathe is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.48% of adults in Olathe have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Olathe in 2010 was $35,771, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,084 for a family of four. However, Olathe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Olathe is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-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 11.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Olathe include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Olathe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.