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Olathe, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Olathe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montrose County at latitude 38.6083 and longitude -107.9828. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,358 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Olathe, but most people and references simply refer to it as Olathe, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Olathe indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olathe: Brown, Colorow.

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Olathe, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,052
Population in Households 1,993
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,414
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $151,689
Average Home Value $207,143


Median Household Income $35,744
Average Household Income $40,114
Per Capita Income $13,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.48% 1.6%
Households 2.64% 1.68%
Families 3.02% 1.61%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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, 2014 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 # 163 65th
Population Density1 # 124 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 414 10th
Per Capita Income # 450 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.