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Olathe, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Olathe had a population of 1,986 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olathe: Brown, Colorow.

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Olathe, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,986
Daytime Population: Workers 946
Daytime Population: Residents 1,064
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,010
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,926
Population in Familes 1,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 1,369
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $32,465
Average Household Income $44,442
Per Capita Income $14,949


Total Housing Units 640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $149,928


Total Households 634
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.99% 0.85%
Households 1.02% 0.87%
Families 1.22% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2017 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 # 165 64th
Population Density # 132 71st
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 434 5th
Per Capita Income # 456 1st

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