Olathe, KS
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Living in Olathe

Olathe is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 141,290 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Olathe is the fourth 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, Olathe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Olathe are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olathe is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olathe who work in management occupations (13.24%), office and administrative support (11.07%), and sales jobs (9.63%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Olathe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

If knowledge is power, Olathe is a pretty powerful place. 50.09% of the adults in Olathe have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Olathe in 2018 was $39,402, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,608 for a family of four.

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 11.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Olathe include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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