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Overview

Introduction to Olathe, Kansas

Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 19 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Olathe History

The city of Olathe, also known as the cow boy capital, is the county seat of Johnson County, located in the Kansas City metro area. The name of the community means beautiful or fine. The city was founded by Dr. John T. Barton in the spring of the year 1857 who thought that the city was very beautiful. The city became the county seat in the year 1859. Olathe served as a stoppage at the Oregon Trail, the California Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The city’s main source of income was hospitality business.

Olathe and nearby Attractions

  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Clinton State Park
  • Kansas City Museum
  • Wyandotte County Park
  • Blue and Grey Park Reserve
  • Meadowbrook Country Club

Things To Do In Olathe

Tourists can take a look at the stone barn of 1864, restored in the Adam Legler Barn Museum. One can also take a stroll around the Heart of America Golf Course. The golf course is laid across one of the largest urban parks in the country, the Swope Park. Tourists can visit the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, to learn more about the history of Kansas City.

Olathe Transportation

Kansas City International Airport is the nearest airport.

Olathe Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through University of Kansas, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Saint Mary.

Demographics

People

Total Population132,787
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+69,407
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.5%
Median Earnings25+$43,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,329
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,215

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,477
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$919
Median House Value$201,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.6%
Irish13.1%
English10.3%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Polish2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
African1.5%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Australian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Olathe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66061, 66062
P.O. Box Zip Codes66051, 66063
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.88
Approximate Longitude-94.81

Olathe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationLAWRENCE
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
De Soto5,982$64,844
Gardner20,667$76,551
Lake Quivira987$137,188
Lenexa51,206$97,036
Overland Park183,775$99,464
Spring Hill5,863$75,525

Olathe Public Libraries

Olathe Public Library
201 E PARK STREET
Olathe, Kansas
(913) 971-6850

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Olathe Hospitals

Olathe Medical Center
(Non-profit)
20375 W 151st St #303
(913) 791-4216

Olathe Public Schools

Cedar Creek Elem
11150 S Clare Rd
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7360
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Central Elem
324 S Water
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7370
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Clearwater Creek Elementary
930 Clearwater Creek Drive
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7360
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Fairview Elem
600 N Marion
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7430
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Forest View Elem
12567 S. Canyon
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7440
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Mahaffie Elem
1300 N Nelson Rd
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7530
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Meadow Lane Elem
21880 W 111th
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Millbrooke Elementary
11751 S Sunnybrook Blvd
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7560
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Mission Trail Middle School
1001 N. Persimmon Drive
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7260
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Northview Elem
905 N Walker
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7570
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Olathe North Sr High
600 E Prairie
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7140
High
Total Enrollment 2297
Olathe Northwest High School
21300 College Blvd
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7150
High
Total Enrollment 1999
Oregon Trail Middle School
1800 W Dennis
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7250
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Prairie Center Elem
629 N Persimmon
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7610
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Prairie Trail Middle School
21600 W 107th
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7280
Middle
Total Enrollment 826
Ravenwood Elementary
12211 S. Clinton
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7640
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Ridgeview Elem
1201 E Elm
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7630
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Rolling Ridge Elem
1500 W Elm Terr
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Santa Fe Trail Middle School
1100 N Ridgeview Rd
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7290
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
School For Deaf Elementary
450 East Park Street
ZIP: 66061
(913) 791-0513
Primary
Total Enrollment 41
School For Deaf High
450 East Park Street
ZIP: 66061
(913) 210-8112
High
Total Enrollment 55
Washington Elem
1202 N Ridgeview
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7730
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Westview Elem
601 Lee
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Woodland Elem
11601 S. Woodland Road
ZIP: 66061
(913) 780-7770
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Arbor Creek Elementary
16150 S Brougham
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Black Bob Elem
14701 S Brougham Dr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7310
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Briarwood Elem
14101 S Brougham Dr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7330
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Brougham Elem
15500 S Brougham Dr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
California Trail Middle School
13775 W 133 Street
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7220
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
Chisholm Trail Middle School
16700 W. 159th Street
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7240
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Countryside Elementary
15800 W 124th Terr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7390
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Frontier Trail Middle School
15300 W 143rd Street
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7210
Middle
Total Enrollment 787
Green Springs Elem
14675 S Alden
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7450
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Havencroft Elem
1700 E Sheridan
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7470
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Heatherstone Elem
13745 W 123rd
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7480
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Heritage Elementary
1700 E Pawnee Dr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7490
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Indian Creek Elem
15800 W Indian Creek Pkwy
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7510
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Indian Trail Middle School
1440 E 151st St
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7230
Middle
Total Enrollment 752
Insight School Of Ks At Hilltop Ed Center
16740 W 175th
ZIP: 66062
(913) 592-4600
High
Total Enrollment 635
Kansas Virtual Academy (ksva)
16740 W 175th
ZIP: 66062
(913) 592-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 204
Liberty View Elementary
14800 S. Greenwood St.
ZIP: 66062
(913) 239-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Madison Place Elementary
16651 S. Warwick
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7520
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Olathe East Sr High
14545 W 127th
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7120
High
Total Enrollment 2032
Olathe South Sr High
1640 E 151st St
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7160
High
Total Enrollment 2113
Pioneer Trail Middle School
15100 West 127th
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7270
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Prairie Creek Elementary
17077 W 165th St
ZIP: 66062
(913) 592-7255
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Regency Place Elementary
13250 S Greenwood
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7620
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Scarborough Elem
2000 Lindenwood
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7670
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Sunnyside Elementary School
16025 S. Lindenwood
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7680
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Tomahawk Elem
13820 S Brougham Dr
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7690
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Walnut Grove Elem
11800 S Pflumm Road
ZIP: 66062
(913) 780-7710
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Olathe Private Schools

Olathe Christian School
12030 S Hedge Lane Ter
ZIP: 66061
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
St Paul Catholic School
920 W Honeysuckle Dr
ZIP: 66061
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
Agape Montessori School
14435 S Blackbob Rd
ZIP: 66062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Heritage Christian Academy
16000 S Blackbob Rd
ZIP: 66062
Secondary
Total Enrollment 187
Prince Of Peace Catholic School
16000 W 143rd St
ZIP: 66062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 615
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