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Overland Park, KS

Overland Park is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
188,687
Overland Park Population7
$
62,775
Median Income6
3.5
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Overland Park's 20 to 24 year old population grew by 27% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 5%

Age

37.7
Median Age7
10.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Overland Park residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 0.5% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 48.0%

Race

76.1
%
Kansas Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Overland Park can be humid and windy with hot summers and cool winters. The average temperature in July is 81°F with 71% humidity and 10 mph winds

Weather

28
%
Chance of Rain11
62
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Overland Park increased by 36% since 2010 which is 6% lower than the national average and 10% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,650
Monthly Average12
37
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Overland Park is a high tax location with income tax near the national average, but sales tax 33% higher than the national average and property tax 27% higher than the national average.

Other

1.41
%
Property Tax21
9.1
%
Sales Tax19
2.01
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Overland Park has a very high employment rate of 97% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Synergy Group and T-Mobile

Income

8.1
%
<$25,0006
26.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Overland Park is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor28 Carl R. Gerlach
Republican
House of Representative28 Sharice Davids
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Adventhealth Shawnee Mission, is 1.5 miles from the center of Overland Park, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, is 26.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Kansas Hospital, is 9.0 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Kansas, 42.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 46.9% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#6 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#23 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche32
#6 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#45 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub34
 

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