The medium-size city of Overland Park, Kansas is home to slightly more than 186,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in Kansas. Renters tend to be in the minority in Overland Park, and 63% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Overland Park is $284/month more than the state average.
Overland Park residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 49% of workers, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Overland Park residents work in one of three industries: scientific, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 24% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Overland Park workers earn an average annual income of just over $95K, about $26,000 more than those elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Overland Park has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 25% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.