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Overland Park, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Overland Park is the 2nd largest city in Kansas with a population of 197,106 as of July 1, 2020. Overland Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Overland Park is located at latitude 38.9822 and longitude -94.6708 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Overland Park encompass a land area of 74.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Overland Park (GNIS ID: 485639) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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Overland Park, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 197,106 (100%)
Population in Households 195,781 (99.3%)
Population in Families 156,568 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,325 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 2,622
Diversity Index2 42
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $85,448
Average Household Income $118,014
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $48,399
Wealth Index5 142
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 85,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,523 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,350 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,965 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $287,085
Average Home Value $334,726
Housing Affordability Index3 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 80,873
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 51,263
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.24% 1.15%
Households 1.2% 1.15%
Families 1.14% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%

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Overland Park, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Overland Park to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 22 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 192 29th
Per Capita Income # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 77 89th

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