Overland Park Demographics and Real Estate Info
The city of Overland Park is the second most populous city in Kansas.
Overland Park is a vibrant suburb of Kansas City, MO and is critical corner stone of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Incorporated in 1960, its roots can be traced to the year 1905 where William B. Strang Jr. plotted subdivisions along the military roadway. This original 600-acre development is now part of Overland Park’s, charming old downtown area.
With access to nearby major sports complexes, theater, world-class museums and culture, many people are proud to call Overland Park their hometown. Overland Park enjoys a well-earned reputation for great place to live and raise a family.
There are hundreds of attractions and fun places in Overland Park including:
- Sports Complexes & Athletic Fields
- Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
- Libraries & Community Centers
- Farmer’s Market
- Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
- Golf Courses
- Over 80 Public parks
- Public Pools
- Arts & Music Venues
Overland Park is also home to some of the country’s most innovative and successful employers. The city works hard to attract and keep technology firms. In fact, more than 40 major corporations call Overland Park their headquarters. Some examples include:
- Black & Veatch
- Waddell & Reed
- Ferrell Gas
- Ash Grove Cement
- Population – 171,884, Up 18% since 2000
- Average Income – $103,638 Per Year
- Average age – 38 years
- Gender– 48% Male, 52% Female
- Households– 70,340, 32% with children
- Average Home Values – $264,602
Overland Park’s public school district is predominantly Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, Olathe, and Spring Hill. The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. 2014-2015 school year had 27,509 students in attendance. Since its unification in 1969, the school district has consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation.
Blue Valley schools are the pinnacle of school systems in the nation. This district’s commitment to excellence is proven by Blue Valley’s 2014 graduates who posted the highest ACT and SAT composite scores in the greater Kansas City area of all school districts with a composite ACT score of 25.3 and SAT composite score of 1864 far exceeding the state and national averages.
Olathe Schools are the fastest growing school district in the area and has been listed in the top 25 Places to Live and Go to School per relocateamerica.com. Olathe Schools have the reputation for winning 17 Blue Ribbon School awards; as well as Level III excellence awards. These accolades correlate soundly with the $50.8 million in scholarships earned and awarded to the 2015 graduates of the Olathe school district.
The Spring Hill schools serve some Overland Park residents. This district is growing at a remarkable 5% annually. Today, the Spring Hill school district serves more than 3,000 students in six schools. From its roots in the 1800s, the Spring Hill School district has now grown to include over 71 square miles of land and is strongly committed to excellence in education.
There are also dozens of great private schools in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Some of these include:
- Pembroke Hill School
- Notre Dame de Sion
- Rockhurst High School
- Saint Teresa’s Academy
- Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
- Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy