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DEMOGRAPHICS


TAX STRUCTURE

Since 1994, Olathe, Kansas, has benefited from a general pattern of declining property tax levies, while providing infrastructure improvements and continuing beautification efforts and parks improvements.

Current mill levy for the City of Olathe - 128.15 (tax year 2010-2009)

-Total sales tax rate (city, county and state): 7.525%
   -Two districts within the City charge an additional 1% for Transportation Development
     District project bonds - Olathe Gateway (Bass Pro) and Olathe Pointe Shopping Center
-Property Taxes (levies per $1,000 of assessed valuation)

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Property tax mill rates
 
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
City
24.84
24.837
24.908
25.03
24.843
24.923
24.932
County
17.748
17.716
17.767
17.985
17.949
17.922
16.041
School
72.917
66.9
66.913
64.343
65.18
68.173
69.177
Other
12.649
12.63
12.609
12.544
12.662
12.746
13.305
Total
128.15
122.08
122.2
119.9
120.63
123.76
123.46

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Commercial Assessment Value
          (2005) $1,554,761,330           
          (2004) $1,390,867,441
          (2002) $1,280,663,711
          (2000) $1,149,499,933
          (1998) $872,272,656
          (1996) $523,509,043

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Assessment Percentages
Property Type % of fair market value
Commercial and Industrial property, real (personal personal purchased after 7/1/06 by business for business use, is no longer taxed) 25%
Residential property
 
11.5%
Property owned & operated by not for profits and vacant lots 12%
Agricultural land, mineral leasehold interests & motor vehicles 30%
Public utility real & personal property
 
33%

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How to determine
residential/commercial taxes

Model

1) Appraised Value X Assessment Percentage = Assessed Value (AV)
2)  Assessed Value X Mill Levy = Annual Property Tax (APT)
                      1,000

Residential Sample

Appraised Value:  $100,000
Assessment Percentage:  11.5% (Residential Property Assessment)

1) 100,000 X 11.5% = $11,500 (AV)
2)  $11,500 X 117.639 (2002 Mill Levy) = $1,353 (APT)
                          1,000                       

                   

Commercial Sample

Appraised Value:  $1,000,000
Assessment Percentage:  25% (Commercial/Industrial Property Assessment, both Real and Personal)

1)$1,000,000 X 25% = $250,000 (AV)
2)  $250,000 X 117.639 (2002 Mill Levy) = $29,410 (APT)
                           1,000          


Sales Tax Rate:

Kansas State Rate * 6.3%
Jo Co Rate * 1.225%
Olathe City Rate                                   1.125%
TOTAL 8.65%
* Three districts within the City charge an additional 1% for Transportation Development District
project bonds - Olathe Gateway (Bass Pro) and Olathe Pointe + Great Mall

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POPULATION

1970 - 2005
Year Olathe Johnson Co.
2005 116,578 501,584
2004 113,254 496,691
2003 110,452 486,000
2002 106,544 476,368
2001 102,461 465,058
2000 92,962 451,086
1999 88,846 440,198
1998 85,035 432,935
1990 63,440 355,021
1980 37,258 270,269
1970 17,921 220,073


Source - County Economic Research Institute (CERI)

Population Projections

2005 - 2020
Year Olathe Johnson County
2005 116,500 500,995
2010 127,200 550,904
2015 131,665 597,731
2020 144,665 644,559

Source - Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

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CLIMATE

Average Daily Temperature
January 35 Degrees
April 55 Degrees
July 78 Degrees
October 59 Degrees

 
Average Annual Precipitation
Precipitation 37 inches
Snowfall 11 inches

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MUNICIPAL SERVICES

200
6-2007

Type of local government Council/City Manager
Comprehensive city plan YES
City zoning adopted YES
City water and sewer YES
Firefighters & EMT Personnel 115
Fire insurance classification 5
Full time police officers 220
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WORKFORCE HIGHLIGHTS

Access to over 1 million workers in an 18-county laborshed.

40.5% of the population age 25+ has a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Over 44,000 new college graduates from area schools added to laborshed annually.

Approximately 45,000 unemployed persons in Kansas City area at any given time.

Labor productivity in Olathe and Kansas is 6% higher than the national average.

Of the 33 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Olathe / Kansas City workers lose the fewest days of work due to illness.

92.9% of the population age 25 has at least a high school degree.

Olathe Workforce Labor Data (a sampling)
  # of firms Jobs Percent of Jobs
Agricultural Services & Mining 6 36 0.1%
Utilities 3 124 0.2%
Construction 465 4,357 8.4%
Manufacturing, Transportation & Warehousing 211 7,962 15.4%
Educational Services 48 1,404 2.7%
Wholesale Trade 243 4,252 8.2%
Retail Trade 439 9,051 17.4%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 300 2,911 5.6%
Healthcare & Social Asst. 233 4,948 9.5%
Trade Area Totals 3,043 51,987 100%

Source:  A profile of the Trade Area within zip codes 66061 & 66062 and Cedar Creek

February 2006 - County Economic Research Institute (CERI)

Workforce: Wage Rates
Hourly Wage Rates for Selected Occupations
Occupation Average wage rates
Telemarketers $12.28
Electronics assemblers $10.94
Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks $12.91
Plastic Molding/Casting Machine Operators $11.04
Receptionist & Information Clerks $13.33
Secretaries $19.80
Welder/cutters $14.48
First Line Supervisors - Production $27.66
Maintenance Repair Workers $16.34
Truck Drivers - Heavy or Tractor Trailer $17.66
Computer programmers $29.32
Average Household Income $77,733

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TRANSPORTATION

Location
Distance in miles
Kansas City  19
St. Louis  276
Minneapolis 447
Chicago 543
Denver 604
Dallas  646
New York 1,219
Los Angeles 1,596

Highways and Interstates
within the city limits
Interstates: I - 35
U.S. Highways  U.S. 56, U.S. 169
Kansas Highways K7, K10, K150

Days in Transit 

By Truck

By Rail
Atlanta 2 5
Chicago 1 3
Dallas 1 4
Denver 2 3
Los Angeles 3 6
Minneapolis  1 3
New York 3 4
Seattle 4 5
St. Louis 1/2 2

Railroads serving the community

  • Burlington Northern & Santa Fe
  • Reciprocal switching available
  • Miles to nearest piggyback service: 20

Package Delivery Service

  • Ground: (55) Federal Express, UPS, DHL, Courier
  • Air: (24)

Nearest Regional Airports

  • Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe
    Runway: 4,099 feet
  • New Century AirCenter - one mile from Olathe
    Runways: 7,340 feet & 4,300 feet
    Surface:  asphalt over concrete
    Lighted:  YES
    Tower:  YES
    Private aircraft storage:  YES

Nearest International Airport

  • Kansas City International Airport (35 miles)
    Longest Runway: 10,500 feet
  • Airlines:  Air Canada, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Mesa, Midwest Airlines, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways
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EDUCATION

Private Schools
No. of Schools 10
2003-2004 Enrollment 1,200
Source:  Admissions Offices of Schools
Olathe Unified School District #233
Number of Schools 2004-05 Enrollment
Elementary 32 15,242
Junior High 8 5,673
Senior High 4 5.604
Total 44 26,675
SAT/ACT Averages - 2005-2006
Olathe Kansas National
ACT core composite (2005-06) 23.0 21.8 21.1
SAT math (2006) 611 588 520
SAT verbal (2006) 612 585 508
Kansas State School for the Deaf
2004-05 Enrollment 150
Colleges / Universities
2006-2007 Enrollment Distance
Mid America Nazarene University 1,823 Olathe
Kansas University Edwards Campus 2,400 3 mi.
University of Missouri- Kansas City 13,000 22 mi.
University of Kansas
 
25,155 28 mi.
Vo-Tech and 2-Year Colleges
Enrollment Distance
Millcreek Center (J C Tech) 385 Olathe
Johnson Co. Community College 18,000 credit students 3 mi.
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UTILITIES

Electric service providers

  • Westar Energy (formerly KPL)
  • Kansas City Power & Light

Telephone service provider:

  • AT&T (formerly SBC)
    Fiber optics: YES

Natural gas provider:

  • Atmos Energy 

Water providers:

  • City of Olathe
    Source: Lake, Wells, Johnson Co. Water District #1
    Capacity of water plant: 13 million gal./day
    Average consumption: 6.57 million gal./day
    Peak demand: 14.04 million gal./day
    Storage capacity: 10.25 million gal.
  • Johnson Co. Water District #1

Sanitary sewer providers

  • City of Olathe
  • Johnson Co. Wastewater District
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HOUSING

Average Monthly Rent  $793

  • Percent renters 28.6%
    (Source: CERI - Trade Area Profile, City of Olathe)

Vacancy Rate
(Estimated)

  • Houses:  2%
  • Apartments:  5%

Average Home Value

  • Olathe:  $199,536
    Source: County Economic Research Institute (CERI)

Single family residential Permits Issued

  • 2001 - 1,340 permits
  • 2002 - 1,194 permits
  • 2003 -   998 permits
  • 2004 -   989 permits
  • 2005 -   833 permits
    Source:   City of Olathe

Total Number of Households:

  • 42,434 - 2007
  • Homeowner households   30,314
  • Renter households          12,120
    Source:  CERI
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COMMUNITY SERVICES

Religious Institutions

  • Protestant:  50
  • Catholic:  2
  • Other:  10

Financial Institutions

  • Number of banks/savings & loans in the city: More than 20

Area Public Libraries

  • Johnson County Library System: 11
  • Olathe Public Library: 2

Shopping Centers: 35+

  • The Great Mall of the Great Plains -
    850,000 square feet - opened August 1997.
  • See also the Shopping Centers section of the website for a complete listing - 

Acres of Parkland within the City: 990 land acres

Acres of Water Recreation: 293

Public/Private Golf Courses: 5

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HEALTH CARE

Nearest Hospital:

  • Olathe Medical Center, Inc.
    Number of Beds: 200+
  • Medical Staff/Non-physician practitioners: 358
    Specialty Areas:
    cardiology, oncology, obstetrics
  • One of the largest medical campuses in the nation

Other Member Hospitals (Nearby):
  Chamber Business Directory

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CONVENTION AND LODGING FACILITIES

  • Number of Hotels/Motels:  10 with 791 rooms
  • Bed & Breakfasts:  1
  • Largest Banquet Room:  850 capacity - 500 seated dinner
  • Free Room Finder Service:  Online Booking or 1-800-921-5678
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MAJOR EMPLOYERS

2,000 or more employees
Olathe School District #233
Johnson County Government
Farmers Insurance
Garmin International
Olathe Medical Center

1,000 to 1,999 employees
TransAm Trucking Inc.
Honeywell
Convergys

500 to 999 employees
City of Olathe
Wal-Mart (two Super Centers)
Sysco Food Services of Kansas City, Inc.
Hy-Vee Food Stores (two stores)
FAA/Air Route Traffic Control Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University
The Great Mall of the Great Plains

200 to 499 employees
Chartis
TVH Parts Co. (formerly SMH)
Target Super Store (two stores)
John Deere AG Martketing Center
First Student
Olathe Good Samaritan Center
Home Depot (two stores)
Pepsi Beverages Company
Bass Pro Shops
SPX Cooling Technologies
PGI
Tyson Foods
Villa St. Francis
Olathe Ford Lincoln
Olathe Family YMCA
Price Chopper (two stores)
McCarthy Automotive Group

100 to 199 employees
Xpedx - A Division of International Paper
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Santa Marta
Webco Manufacturing
Gerson International
Signature Landscape
Lowe’s
Olive Garden
Prairie Life Center
Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation
Schlage Lock Co.
KidsTLC
U. S. Postal Service
Cintas Corporation
Applied Measurement Professionals
Heritage Labs
Husqvarna Construction Products
AGT
Elecsys Corp.
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Dillard’s Distribution Center
Tesco-Tandem Environmental
Kohl’s Department Store
Hen House Supermarket
Lakemary Center
Kenny Thomas Olathe Toyota
National Board of Respiratory Care
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
KVC Behavioral Healthcare
Shadow Glen Golf Club

Source:  HR Departments of above companies

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SITES AND BUILDINGS

For a current list of available buildings and development sites, please contact the Olathe Economic Development Council at the number listed below or email your requirements and we will forward a list of properties that fit the parameters.


Developed acreage:                                   19,202 acres
Vacant & available for development:       33,030 acres

  • The Olathe planning area encompasses approximately 80 square miles.

142 N. Cherry
PO Box 98
Olathe, KS 66051-0098
(913) 764-1050, Fax: (913) 782-4636
e-mail: oedc@olathe.com

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COST OF LIVING

Cost of Living Index -  2008
 

City

Index
            St. Louis 90.2
Dallas 90.7
Kansas City, MO/KS 96.3
Phoenix 99.8
US Average 100.0
             Denver 103.5
Chicago 110.5
Mineapolis, MN 110.6
  Washington, D.C. 138.4
Los Angeles 148.1
New York 220.3

Source: ACCRA, 2nd Quarter 2008

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Recent Development Projects

Manufacturing/Distribution
Company / Project Square Footage Completed / To Be Completed
Pacific Sunwear 420,000 2007
Systems Material Handling 276,000 2006
Garmin International Headquarters / Warehouse Addition 450,000 - office tower 2005
I-35/119th Street Technology Park 550,000 1999-present
Mid Central/Sysco Food Service 435,000 1999
xpedx - a division of International Paper 223,623 1996
Diamant Boart, Inc. 200,000 1997
Dymon Inc. 156,415 1996
Retail
Company Sq. Ft. Completed
Bass Pro Shops & Olathe Gateway Retail Center 625,000 sf retail complex

126,000 sf bass pro

2007
Olathe Pointe Shopping Village 390,000  2006
Southgate Shopping Center 300,000  2004
Olathe Station 300,000 1997
AMC Theaters 30-screens 1997
Northridge Plaza 215,000 1999/2000
Blackbob Market Place 300,000 1999
Home Depot 118,000 1998
See current featured Construction Projects!
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