Olathe, KS
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Olathe is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 134,305 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.

Olathe is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (13.32%), management occupations (12.34%), and sales jobs (11.50%).

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 a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Olathe’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Olathe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.77% of adults in Olathe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Olathe in 2010 was $32,741, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,964 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 10.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Olathe include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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