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Suburb; site of many corporate offices

Overland Park is a city in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

The latitude of Overland Park is 38.982N. The longitude is -94.67W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,079 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 160,368.


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Median household income
Local
$62,116
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Overland Park demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Tom Watson, golfer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Overland Park Days - June 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Overland Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Overland Park attractions: Overland Park Arboretum
Colleges and universities: Ottawa University-Kansas City, Wright Business School, Johnson County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Overland Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66212 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Overland Park residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Overland Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Overland Park was $32,069, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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52% of Overland Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Overland Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $681.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,296.


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Libraries in Overland Park include Johnson County Library, Blue Valley, Johnson County Library, Oak Park, Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Overland Park include Northeast Johnson County Sun, Overland Park Sun

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Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Overland Park political report.

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Overland Park restaurants taking online reservations include 40 Sardines, J. Gilbert's - Overland Park, Tonic in Overland Park ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Overland Park workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Overland Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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