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Overview

Introduction to Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park is one of Kansas' most populous cities. Located in Johnson County just 13 miles southwest of Kansas City, Overland Park is surrounded by several major highways including Interstates I-35, I-70, I-435, I-635, and I-670; and U.S. Routes 50, 56, and 69. The closest large airport to Overland Park, about a 40 minute drive away, is Kansas City International (MCI). Several smaller airports located in or near Johnson County include Johnson County Executive Airport, New Century Air Centre, and Kansas City Downtown Airport.

The origins of Overland Park trace back to 1905, when its founder William B. Strang Jr. platted a series of subdivisions whose defining characteristics would be self-sustainment and a "park-like" atmosphere. One of these subdivisions, called Overland Park, boasted continuous growth throughout the first half of the 20th century up to its incorporation in 1960. During the 1980s, Overland Park experienced a boom in both residential and commercial development. By the turn of the 21st century, Overland Park had achieved national recognition as one of the nation's premiere cities in terms of quality of life index.

Points of Interest in and around Overland Park

Both Overland Park and nearby Kansas City offer a wealth of attractions from museums and live theater to parks and petting zoos. The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a 300-acre site which includes a children's discovery garden within a natural setting complete with walking trails, flowers, and waterfalls. The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, where visitors can feed farm animals or enjoy a hay ride on a horse-drawn wagon, features a replica of an early-1900s farmhouse. The Nerman Museum, the largest contemporary art museum in the Midwest, features galleries for both temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. The New Theatre Restaurant, a city dining and entertainment fixture for over 30 years, has been cited by the Wall Street Journal as "the best dinner theatre in the country."

Visitors to Overland Park are only a short drive away from a wide variety of quality professional sports venues. Local teams include Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals, the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, and Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards. Other pro sports teams in Kansas City include the Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL), the Explorers of World Team Tennis (WTT), and an independent minor-league baseball team, the Kansas City T-Bones, who compete in the Northern League.

Demographics

People

Total Population186,147
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+100,228
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60%
Median Earnings25+$50,637
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,605
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,605

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,897
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,084
Median House Value$248,100

Ancestry

German26.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish14.5%
English12.2%
Italian4%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Russian1.2%
Czech0.9%
Welsh0.9%
African0.8%
Arab0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
South African0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Overland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66210, 66212, 66213, 66221, 66223, 66207, 66214, 66224, 66204, 66062, 66085, 66209, 66211, 66215, 66203, 66202, 66206
P.O. Box Zip Codes66225, 66282, 66283, 66201
Company Zip Codes66251
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.92
Approximate Longitude-94.7

Overland Park 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
Distance8.6 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
Distance10 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
StationHILLSDALE LAKE
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,946$140,455
Leawood34,195$173,386
Merriam11,259$71,583
Mission9,445$77,024
Prairie Village21,932$106,903

Overland Park Public Libraries

Johnson County Library
9875 W. 87TH STREET
Overland Park, Kansas
(913) 826-4600

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Overland Park Hospitals

Menorah Medical Center
(Proprietary)
5721 West 119th Street
(913) 498-6000
Specialty Hospital Of Mid-america
(Proprietary)
6509 W 103rd St
(913) 649-3701
Promise Skilled Nursing Facility Of Overland Park
6505 W 103rd St
Blue Valley Hospital Inc
(Proprietary)
12850 Metcalf Avenue
(913) 220-2866
Children's Mercy South
(Non-profit)
5808 W 110th Street
(913) 696-8000
Overland Park Reg Med Ctr
(Proprietary)
10500 Quivira Road
(913) 541-5301
Saint Luke's South Hospital
(Non-profit)
12300 Metcalf Avenue
(913) 317-7000
Heartland Surgical Spec Hospital
(Proprietary)
4901 College Boulevard
(913) 901-9000

Overland Park Public Schools

Aubry Bend Middle School
12501 W. 175th Street
ZIP: 66062
(913) 624-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 761
Blue Valley Southwest High School
17600 Quivira Road
ZIP: 66062
(913) 624-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1110
Timber Creek Elementary School
16451 Flint St
ZIP: 66062
(913) 239-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Blue River Elementary
5101 W. 163rd Terrace
ZIP: 66085
(913) 239-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Blue Valley Middle
5001 W. 163rd Terrace
ZIP: 66085
(913) 239-5100
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Blue Valley West High
16200 Antioch Road
ZIP: 66085
(913) 239-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1376
Cedar Hills Elementary
9100 W. 165th St.
ZIP: 66085
(913) 239-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Pleasant Ridge Middle
9000 W. 165th St.
ZIP: 66085
(913) 239-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Blue Valley North High
12200 Lamar Ave.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1533
Overland Trail Elementary
6225 W. 133rd St.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Overland Trail Middle
6201 W. 133rd St.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Valley Park Elementary
12301 Lamar Ave.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Indian Valley Elementary
11600 Knox St.
ZIP: 66210
(913) 239-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Bentwood Elem
13000 Bond St
ZIP: 66213
(913) 780-7320
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Blue Valley Northwest High
13260 Switzer Road
ZIP: 66213
(913) 239-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1580
Cottonwood Point Elementary
10521 W. 129th St.
ZIP: 66213
(913) 239-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Heartland Elementary
12775 Goodman St.
ZIP: 66213
(913) 239-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Oak Hill Elementary
10200 W. 124th St.
ZIP: 66213
(913) 239-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Oxford Middle
12500 Switzer Road
ZIP: 66213
(913) 239-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
Pleasant Ridge Elem
12235 Rosehill Rd
ZIP: 66213
(913) 780-7590
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Harmony Elementary
14140 Grant St.
ZIP: 66221
(913) 239-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Harmony Middle
10101 W. 141st St.
ZIP: 66221
(913) 239-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 562
Morse Elementary
15201 Monrovia St.
ZIP: 66221
(913) 239-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Sunset Ridge Elementary
14901 England St.
ZIP: 66221
(913) 239-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Lakewood Elementary
14600 Lamar Ave.
ZIP: 66223
(913) 239-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Lakewood Middle
6601 Edgewater Drive
ZIP: 66223
(913) 239-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 676
Stanley Elementary
6121 W. 158th St.
ZIP: 66223
(913) 239-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Sunrise Point Elementary
15800 Roe Ave.
ZIP: 66224
(913) 239-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 434

Overland Park Private Schools

John Paul Ii Catholic School
6915 W 71st St
ZIP: 66204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
Johnson County Montessori Preschool
6800 W 80th St
ZIP: 66204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Overland Christian Schools
7016 W 74th St
ZIP: 66204
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Bethany Lutheran School
9101 Lamar Ave
ZIP: 66207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Canterbury Preparatory School
6820 W 121st St
ZIP: 66209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Christ Lutheran School
11720 Nieman Rd
ZIP: 66210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Accelerated Schools Of Overland Park
10713 Barkley St
ZIP: 66211
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
5801 W 115th St
ZIP: 66211
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
Holy Cross Catholic School
8101 W 95th St
ZIP: 66212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
Mt Olive Lutheran School
9514 Perry Ln
ZIP: 66212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Ascension School
9510 W 127th St Ste 200
ZIP: 66213
Elementary
Total Enrollment 645
St Thomas Aquinas High School
11411 Pflumm Rd
ZIP: 66215
Secondary
Total Enrollment 979
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