With a population of approximately 136,000 and growing, Olathe is the second largest among the 21 communities in prosperous Johnson County and the fourth largest city in the state.
Location: On Interstate 35, 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City on the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trail.
City Government: Council-City Manager form of city government with an elected mayor. Olathe is a recognized model for good government.
Education: 93% of the population age 25 and over possesses at least a high school degree and 45% of the population age 25 and over possesses a bachelor’s degree or higher.