Olathe, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Olathe, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Olathe had a population of 1,975 as of July 1, 2016. Olathe ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Olathe is located at latitude 38.6083 and longitude -107.9828 in Montrose County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olathe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,358 feet.

The Town of Olathe (GNIS ID: 2413078) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Olathe is located within Olathe Division of Montrose County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olathe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olathe: Brown, Colorow.

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Olathe, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,975
Population in Households 1,916
Population in Familes 1,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,361
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 461
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $134,496
Average Home Value $148,699


Median Household Income $32,994
Average Household Income $43,679
Per Capita Income $14,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 0.72%
Households 1.11% 0.78%
Families 1.39% 0.73%
Median Household Income   -1.44%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Olathe, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olathe to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 166 64th
Population Density1 # 131 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 429 7th
Per Capita Income # 454 1st

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