2020 census results mark growing population in Overland Park
posted on November 12, 2021
The first results from the 2020 census have arrived and offer insight into Overland Park’s growing and diverse population.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Overland Park’s 2020 population was 197,238. That’s nearly a 14 percent increase from the 2010 total of 173,372. The new numbers come from census redistricting data, which he released this fall.
Population growth is also marked by greater racial diversity. This includes an increased percentage of Asian and African American residents and an increased percentage of residents of two or more races. The percentage of white residents has decreased by almost 10%.
Below, you can find Overland Park’s complete racial demographics from the 2020 census and how it compares to the 2010 census.
Overland Park racial demographics
|Race||Population 2020||2020 Percentage||2010 Percentage|
|Native American/Alaska Native||694||0.3%||0.3%|
|Two or more races||15,971||8.1%||2.1%|
In terms of ethnicity, the population of Hispanic or Latino residents in Overland Park has also increased. Hispanic or Latino residents made up 6.3% of the city’s population in 2010, and that number has increased to 7.8% in 2020.
The 2020 census also marked a slight growth in Overland Park’s adult population. The data revealed that more than 77% of the population was over the age of 18, a slight increase from the 2010 percentage of 75%.
To keep up with Overland Park’s population growth, there is an increasing number of housing units. According to the census, the number of dwellings in the city has increased from 76,000 in 2010 to 87,000 in 2020. Ninety-four percent of the dwellings were occupied at the last census.
The census plans to release additional demographic data in 2022, including a broader range of data on age, gender, race and housing. For a complete overview of the data currently available, visit the United States Census Bureau’s Overland Park profile.