A medium-sized city located in Kansas, Olathe has a population of just under 135,000. Families with children are commonplace, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Kansas. Only 28% of residents rent in Olathe, as home ownership is common in the area. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,020/month is substantially higher than the state average of $868.
Olathe has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 20% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are five primary industries in Olathe: retail, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and scientific. Together, these industries account for 30% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just under $93,000, Olathe workers earn about $24,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Kansas. Olathe's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Olathe has an average commute time of about 23 minutes. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used much. Few residents walk to work.