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Olathe has the 153rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Olathe is part of the Kansas City metro area. Unemployment in the Kansas City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kansas City has the 28th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Olathe is below average at $47,640, and the median cost of a home in Olathe is $195,500, which is above the national average. 45% of workers in Olathe hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Olathe. 85% of Olathe workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Olathe spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.