Overland Park, KS

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Living in Overland Park

Overland Park is a relatively large city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 188,966 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Overland Park is the second largest community in Kansas.

Overland Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Overland Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Overland Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Overland Park is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Overland Park who work in management occupations (14.86%), sales jobs (12.90%), and office and administrative support (11.47%).

Also of interest is that Overland Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Overland Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Overland Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Overland Park. 58.82% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Overland Park in 2010 was $42,196, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,784 for a family of four. However, Overland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Overland Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Overland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Overland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Overland Park include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Overland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.