At a Glance
Overland Park is an inviting and sophisticated community, located just minutes from downtown Kansas City.
City Population: 173,22
Square Miles in Overland Park: 75.33 square miles
Johnson County Population: 526,319
Median Age of Population: 37.6
Population over 25 with a Bachelor’s Degree: 56.1%
Home Ownership: 67.6%
Average Home Value: $215,500
Average Household Income: $84,720
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
City of Overland Park
U.S. Census Bureau
Overland Park is the second "smartest" city in the country, according to a study that examined cities with the highest percentage of residents age 25 and over with four-year college degrees. Overland Park has 56.1% residents with college degrees.
The Kansas City MSA ranks more than seven percentage points above the national average in the proportion of the adult population with at least a high school education. Johnson County ranks first among Kansas City metropolitan area counties and has one of the highest levels of educational attainment of any county in the nation.
Overland Park's Major Employers
|Shawnee Mission School District
|Black & Veatch
|Blue Valley School District
|Overland Park Regional Medical Center
|Waddell & Reed Financial
Other major employers include:
Johnson County Community College, Zurich North America Commercial, City of Overland Park, Menorah Medical Center, Quintiles Transnational Corp., Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Wells Fargo, Prescription Solutions, Ferrellgas & SPX Cooling Technologies