Overland Park At-A-Glance


A suburb of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, Overland Park was incorporated as a first-class city May 20, 1960 with a population of 28,085. Since then, the nationally recognized city has grown to more than 173,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in Kansas.

LocationJohnson County, Kansas
OP represents about 1/3 of Johnson County's population
Population (estimate)approx. 173,719 residents (7-1-09)
Second largest city in Kansas
Land area75.33 square miles (7-1-09)
Form of governmentMayor - Council - City Manager
Governing BodyMayor – elected at-large
12 Councilmembers – two from each of 6 Wards
All serve four-year, staggered terms
Median age37.8 (American Community Survey 2006-08 average estimate)
Median household income$72,319 (American Community Survey 2006-08 average estimate)
Housing units72,598 (American Community Survey 2006-08 average estimate)
Average appraised value of home$248,682 (2009, Johnson County Appraiser’s Office)
Assessed valuation (estimate)$2.76 billion
Dollar value of new construction$117,130,108 (single-family residential, 2008)
$216,333,643 (commercial and industrial, 2008)
Mill levy/property tax rate8.890 mills
Sales tax rate0.0865
Bond ratingAAA
Retail sales in city$3.961 billion (2008)
Sister cityBietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
School districtsBlue Valley, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Spring Hill
UtilitiesNone provided by city (approved provider list)

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