Overland Park, Kansas Population 2021

201,034
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Overland Park is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 201,034, it is the 2nd largest city in Kansas (after Wichita) and the 120th largest city in the United States. Overland Park is currently growing at a rate of 1.40% annually and its population has increased by 15.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,372 in 2010. Overland Park reached it's highest population of 201,034 in 2021. Spanning over 76 miles, Overland Park has a population density of 2,674 people per square mile.

The average household income in Overland Park is $115,441 with a poverty rate of 4.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,164 per month, and the median house value is $276,100. The median age in Overland Park is 37.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 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: 82.42%
  • Asian: 8.53%
  • Black or African American: 4.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Other race: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Overland Park, Kansas is 201,034, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 192,724.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 173,372.

Overland Park, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White157,43282.42%
Asian16,2968.53%
Black or African American9,0694.75%
Two or More Races4,9592.60%
Some Other Race2,4951.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native5880.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1720.09%
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Overland Park Population by Race

Overland Park Population Pyramid 2021

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Overland Park Median Age

37.7


Total

36.2


Male

39.3


Female

Overland Park Adults

There are 147,342 adults, (28,398 of whom are seniors) in Overland Park.

Overland Park Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Overland Park Sex Ratio

Female

96,466

50.50%

Male

94,545

49.50%

Overland Park Population by Age

Overland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Overland Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All63.4%36.6%
Female50.5%49.5%
Male49.4%50.6%
Non Family40.6%59.4%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Overland Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All78,0012.4363.4
Married40,3933.1382.4
Non Family28,4191.2540.6
Female6,5752.9950.5
Male2,6143.1849.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Overland Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4061.07%
9th to 12th Grade2,2931.74%
High School Graduate16,10512.24%
Some College21,82416.59%
Associates Degree8,9576.81%
Bachelors Degree49,14037.35%
Graduate Degree31,84424.20%
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Overland Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Overland Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White105,653104,07866,553
Asian10,94210,3838,588
Hispanic6,8545,8752,307
Black6,0655,5512,478
Multiple Races1,8581,8091,030
Other Race1,5651,195270
Native American352316120
Islander898117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.49%.

Overland Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,494$69,002$44,488
Less Than High School$27,404$33,946$19,030
High School Grad$32,175$37,254$27,434
Some College$40,306$48,681$34,181
Bachelors Degree$61,593$79,518$47,201
Graduate Degree$76,931$97,063$62,343

$54,494

Average Earnings

$69,002

Average Male

$44,488

Average Female

Overland Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Overland Park Language by Age

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Overland Park Language

85.15% of Overland Park residents speak only English, while 14.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.97% of the population.

Overland Park Language

Overland Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White146,9986,1664.19%
Hispanic12,5741,2009.54%
Asian16,2651,1106.82%
Black8,9795956.63%
Other2,48931312.58%
Multiple4,9102224.52%
Native582203.44%

4.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.51%

Male Poverty Rate

5.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Overland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Overland Park is Other, with 12.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Overland Park is Native, with 3.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.68%.

Overland Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.95%
Some College6.36%
High School4.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.56%

Overland Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.27%
Male Unemployed7.85%
Female Employed2.94%
Male Employed2.40%

Overland Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Overland Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,487$115,441
Families$114,199$141,808
Married Families$127,470$156,400
Non Families$52,263$67,021
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Income by Household Type

Overland Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Overland Park Married by Age and Sex

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Overland Park Marriage

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

Overland Park Marital Status by Race

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Overland Park Marital Status

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9,150

Number of Veterans

8,519

Male Veterans

631

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,241
First Gulf War1,754
Second Gulf War1,360
Korea1,091
World War II527

Overland Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,814
65 to 742,471
35 to 541,867
55 to 641,408
18 to 34590

Overland Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,4046.81%
Black3885.51%
Hispanic2813.41%
2 or More1376.47%
Asian1210.98%
Other683.81%
Indian327.73%

Overland Park Veterans by Race

Overland Park Veterans by Education

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4.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Overland Park Veterans by Education

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71.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Overland Park Employment by Age

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Overland Park Employment by Race

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Overland Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.60%

Born in Kansas

88.39%

Native Born

11.61%

Foreign Born

6.65%

Non Citizen

4.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.39% of Overland Park residents were born in the United States, with 35.60% having been born in Kansas. 6.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Overland Park Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021201,0342,7701.40%
2020198,2642,7701.42%
2019195,4942,7701.44%
2018192,7241,3970.73%
2017191,3272,0251.07%
2016189,3023,0801.65%
2015186,2222,2421.22%
2014183,9803,0481.68%
2013180,9322,2491.26%
2012178,6832,6491.50%
2011176,0341,9941.15%
2010174,04024,9601.56%
2000149,08037,2902.92%
1990111,79030,0063.17%
198081,7843,8500.48%
197077,93456,82413.95%
196021,11018,61011.26%
19402,5000.00%

Overland Park Population by Year