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The population of Olathe is approximately 1,764 (2009), 1849 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 571 (2000), 589 (2010).

The amount of land area in Olathe is 3.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Olathe is 1.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olathe to Washington DC is 1756 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 193 miles. (as the crow flies)
Olathe is positioned 38.60 degrees north of the equator and 107.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Olathe elevation is 6,346 feet above sea level.
Olathe per capita income is $15,713 (2009).
Olathe median income is $31,074 (2009).

The Olathe median home price is $135,712 (2009).

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Olathe location: in southwestern Colorado about 173 miles from Colorado Springs. Other nearby communities include: Delta, Montrose, Orchard City, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Crawford, Paonia and Loghill Village.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Olathe is moderate with mild winters and warm summers combined with cool summer evenings. In the winter, the average temperature is 29.1 degrees F. with summers offering a refreshing 73.3 degrees F. as an average temperature.
Olathe average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.
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Olathe history:

When the Rio Grande Railroad built their lines through western Colorado, a section house they found was named Colorow after a Native American Ute Indian Chief. However, they later learned he was not a Ute, but a Comanche. When the first Post office was opened in that section house, theynamed it after the post master, a Mr. Brown. The small local community felt it was confusing to have one name for the town and one for the post office so they voted to choose just one name. The new railroad agent there, a Mr. Finney, suggested Olathe after the town he had come from. When the vote was taken, Olathe had won. An interesting fact is that Olathe is a Shawnee word for Beautiful, but the local Indians are the Utes.
The incorporation date of Olathe: 16 October 1907

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Olathe attractions:

Olathe Sweeet Corn Festival - held every year in August.

The Olathe area abounds in recreational opportunities year-round with both summer and winter opportunities. The San Juan Mountains to the south are a haven for hikers and outdoorsmen. Olathe is just about 20 miles from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. To the north is Grand Mesa with the world's largest flat top mountain.

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