Overland Park, Kansas Population 2020

196,636

Overland Park is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 196,636, it is the 2nd largest city in Kansas (after Anchorage) and the 129th largest city in the United States. Overland Park is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 13.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,372 in 2010. Spanning over 76 miles, Overland Park has a population density of 2,616 people per square mile.

The average household income in Overland Park is $111,072 with a poverty rate of 5.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,125 per month, and the median house value is $261,200. The median age in Overland Park is 37.7 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males.

According to a projection by the Wichita State University, the population of Kansas will increase 22% by 2064 to 3.5 million. Nearly one-third of Kansans are expected to live in Johnson County, including Overland Park and Kansas City. The population of the county is projected to increase 91% to 1.1 million by 2064.

Overland Park has a history dating back to 1905 when the founder, William Strang, Jr., plotting subdivisions on a former military road. He eventually developed what became the city’s downtown area. Overland Park was incorporated in 1960 with a population of 28,000. By 1990, the population had grown to almost 112,000. Within a decade, it was the second largest city in Kansas after Witchita when it surpassed Kansas City.

Overland Park’s growth can be attributed more to annexation and later development of “greenfield” land than to natural population growth. The city has added more than 8 square miles of annexed land which has caused the state to change its laws governing annexation to require a majority vote by affected residents in the future. Over the last decade, Overland Park has received awards for its economy, low tax rate, public safety record, and quality of life, all of which have contributed to the city’s growth.

Overland Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Overland Park was:

  • White: 83.23%
  • Asian: 8.11%
  • Black or African American: 4.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.57%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Overland Park, Kansas is 196,636, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 192,536.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 173,372.

Overland Park, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White157,05383.23%
Asian15,2988.11%
Black or African American8,9134.72%
Two or More Races4,8422.57%
Some Other Race1,9111.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native5720.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander980.05%

Overland Park Population Pyramid 2020

Overland Park Median Age

37.7


Total

35.8


Male

39.6


Female

Overland Park Adults

There are 145,028 adults, (27,433 of whom are seniors) in Overland Park.

Overland Park Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Overland Park Sex Ratio

Female

95,714

50.73%

Male

92,973

49.27%

Overland Park Households and Families

Overland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Overland Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All63.4%36.6%
Female51.6%48.4%
Male45.4%54.6%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All76,9882.4363.4
Married39,9883.1482
Non Family28,2971.2441.2
Female6,2893.0451.6
Male2,4143.1745.4

3.08

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Overland Park Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6121.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,4011.85%
High School Graduate15,85012.23%
Some College22,34917.24%
Associates Degree9,0196.96%
Bachelors Degree47,93736.98%
Graduate Degree30,46623.50%

Overland Park Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,936103,12364,832
Asian10,1319,6218,068
Hispanic6,7185,4902,166
Black5,8445,4002,278
Multiple Races1,8421,834970
Other Race1,210840260
Native American354330112
Islander513216

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 99.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,566$66,416$42,335
Less Than High School$23,229$31,145$17,255
High School Grad$30,905$35,830$26,806
Some College$37,798$42,874$33,171
Bachelors Degree$60,254$79,577$45,928
Graduate Degree$77,481$95,886$61,639

$52,566

Average Earnings

$66,416

Average Male

$42,335

Average Female

Overland Park Language

Overland Park Language by Age

Overland Park Language

85.59% of Overland Park residents speak only English, while 14.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.58% of the population.

Overland Park Poverty

Overland Park Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White146,4036,6184.52%
Hispanic12,2381,66313.59%
Asian15,2769786.40%
Black8,8187648.66%
Other1,91138520.15%
Multiple4,7552775.83%
Native566223.89%

5.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.12%

Male Poverty Rate

5.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Overland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Overland Park is Other, with 20.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Overland Park is Native, with 3.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.33%
Some College6.27%
High School5.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.48%
Male Unemployed15.56%
Female Employed3.28%
Male Employed2.71%

Overland Park Income

Overland Park Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$82,651$111,072
Families$109,292$137,112
Married Families$122,590$150,459
Non Families$49,536$63,772

Overland Park Marital Status

Overland Park Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Overland Park Married by Age and Sex

Overland Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Overland Park Marital Status by Race

Overland Park Veterans

9,104

Number of Veterans

8,454

Male Veterans

650

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,173
First Gulf War1,602
Second Gulf War1,389
Korea1,187
World War II629
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,3796.82%
Black3034.53%
Hispanic2643.35%
Asian1841.60%
2 or More1336.56%
Other735.45%
Indian327.67%

$Overland Park Veterans by Education

3.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Overland Park Employment Status

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Overland Park Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

34.77%

Born in Kansas

88.76%

Native Born

11.24%

Foreign Born

6.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.76% of Overland Park residents were born in the United States, with 34.77% having been born in Kansas. 6.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020196,6362,0501.05%
2019194,5862,0501.06%
2018192,5361,2140.63%
2017191,3222,0501.08%
2016189,2723,0481.64%
2015186,2242,2131.20%
2014184,0113,0631.69%
2013180,9482,2611.27%
2012178,6872,6671.52%
2011176,0201,9791.14%
2010174,04124,9611.56%
2000149,08037,2902.92%
1990111,79030,0063.17%
198081,7843,8500.48%
197077,93456,82413.95%
196021,11018,61011.26%
19402,5000.00%