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 189,000 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.189,450 residents (2016 estimate)
Second largest city in Kansas and metropolitan Kansas City
Land area75.6 square miles (7-1-10)
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 age38.1 (2014 American Community Survey estimate)
Median household income$73,441 (2014 American Community Survey estimate)
Housing units80,293 (2014 American Community Survey estimate)
Average appraised value of home$249,070 (2015, Johnson County Appraiser's Office)
Assessed valuation (estimate)$2.63 billion
Dollar value of new construction$257.8 million (residential, 2015)
$312.5 million (commercial, 2015)
Mill levy/property tax rate13.800 mills (2017 budget)
Sales tax rate8.85%
Bond ratingAAA
Retail sales in city$3.9 billion (2015)
Sister cityBietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
School districtsBlue Valley, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Spring Hill
UtilitiesNone provided by city (approved provider list)