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Olathe is a city in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Indian term for "fine"or "beautiful"
[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 38.881N. The longitude is -94.818W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 105,274.
Grew significantly with completion of Interstate 35 in 1957
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, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66215 ZIP code.
26% 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 $24,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Olathe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Olathe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $529. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,192.
Libraries in Olathe include Indian Creek, Olathe Public Library ... View libraries
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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Olathe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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