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 195,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in Kansas.

Location Johnson County, Kansas
OP represents about 1/3 of Johnson County's population
Population (estimate) Approximately 195,040 residents (2017 Overland Park estimate)
Second largest city in Kansas and metropolitan Kansas City
Land area 75.6 square miles (7-1-10)
Form of government Mayor - Council - City Manager
Governing Body Mayor – elected at-large
12 Councilmembers – two from each of 6 wards
All serve four-year, staggered terms
Median age 38.1 (2014 American Community Survey estimate)
Median household income $73,441 (2014 American Community Survey estimate)
Housing units 80,293 (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 rate 13.566 mills (2019 budget)
Sales tax rate 9.1%
Bond rating AAA
Retail sales in city $4.0 billion (2017)
Sister city Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
School districts Blue Valley, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Spring Hill
Utilities None provided by city (approved provider list)