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Olathe is a township in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Olathe. For links to other places called Olathe, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Olathe is 38.880N. The longitude is -94.816W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,187.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olathe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66061 ZIP code.
30% of Olathe residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olathe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olathe was $28,068, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Olathe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Olathe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,400.
Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olathe political report.
The average commute time for Olathe workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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