2020 Census results mark growing population in Overland Park

Initial results of the 2020 Census are in, and they offer a glimpse at Overland Park’s growing, diversifying population.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Overland Park’s 2020 population was 197,238. That’s nearly a 14 percent increase from the 2010 total of 173,372. The new numbers come from the Census’ redistricting data, which it released to the public this fall.

The growth in population is also marked by greater racial diversity. This includes an increased percentage of Asian and African-American residents, and an increased percentage of residents of two or more races. The percentage of white residents decreased by nearly 10 percent.

Below, you can find Overland Park’s full racial demographics from the 2020 Census and how they compare to the 2010 Census.

Overland Park’s Racial Demographics

Race2020 Population2020 Percentage2010 Percentage
American Indian/Alaska Native6940.3%0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1010.01%0.05%
Two or more races15,9718.1%2.1%

In regards to ethnicity, the population of Hispanic or Latino residents in Overland Park also increased. Hispanic or Latino residents made up 6.3 percent of the city’s population in 2010, and this number rose to 7.8 percent in 2020.

The 2020 Census marked slight growth in Overland Park’s adult population as well. The data found more than 77 percent of the population to be over the age of 18, a small increase from the 2010 percentage of 75 percent.

To keep up with Overland Park’s growing population is a growing number of housing units. According to the Census, the city’s number of housing units increased from 76,000 in 2010 to 87,000 in 2020. Ninety-four percent of the housing units were occupied in the most recent Census.

The Census expects to released additional demographics in 2022, including a wider array of age, sex, race and housing data. For a full look at the data that’s currently available, visit the United States Census Bureau’s profile of Overland Park.