City Residents' Median Age: 30.82
Johnson County Population: 516,731
Kansas City Area Population: 2.3 million
Form of Government: Council-city manager with elected mayor Weather:
Average temperatures January: 30.4 degree, July: 79.1 degrees
SW Wind=Prevailing Wind
Average Rainfall=36 inches (includes snow)
Olathe District Schools
32 elementary schools
8 junior high schools
4 senior high schools
Kansas State School for the Deaf
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe Public Library: 201 E. Park and 12990 S. Black Bob Road
Olathe Market Facts:
- Median Household Income-$67,0001
- Total Estimated Households-43,6001
- Average Home Selling Price-$292,792
- 92% of the population age 25 and over possesses at least a high school degree
- 39% of the population age 25 and over possesses a bachelor's degree or higher
City Land Mass: 59.8 square miles
Elevation: 1,100 feet
43 neighborhood & community parks
9 linear parks
1,213 acres + 293 acres of water
28 miles of bicycle/pedestrian trails
8.9 miles of bike lanes
Sister Cities: Chur, Switzerland and Ocotlán, Mexico
- Olathe is the only city in Johnson County with an arts alliance that offers year-round arts and cultural events through a community theater, orchestra, civic band, chorus and exhibits. Plus, Olathe hosts several annual arts events.
- The Olathe Community Theatre Associaton is located at 500 E. Loula and a Performing Arts Center is located downtown at 311 E. Park Street.
- Olathe hosts the annual Johnson County Old Settlers Days celebration, a tradition since 1898.
- The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site preserves the 19th century westward expansion, and is the last existing stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
- Olathe has been home to the Kansas State School for the Deaf since it was established in 1866. The deaf community continues to be an integral part of Olathe with the Olathe Club for the Deaf, 221 S. Chestnut, and the Deaf Cultural Center and William Marra Museum, 455 E. Park Street.