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8210 Oak Dr
De Soto
De Soto, KS
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2 Bedrooms
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6200 W 51st St.
Mission, KS
Updated March 27 at 6:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom

June 2018 Olathe Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Olathe Rent Report. Olathe rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olathe rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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June 2018 Olathe Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Olathe Rent Report. Olathe rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olathe rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Olathe rents increase sharply over the past month

Olathe rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Olathe stand at $930 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,140 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Olathe's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across cities in Kansas

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Olathe, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Kansas, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Overland Park is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,180; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Topeka, where a two-bedroom goes for $770, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.9%).
  • Overland Park, Lawrence, and Shawnee have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8%, 2.7%, and 2.4%, respectively).

Olathe rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Olathe, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Olathe is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Olathe's median two-bedroom rent of $1,140 is slightly below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Olathe.
  • While Olathe's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.8%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Olathe than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Olathe.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Kansas City $740 $900 0.6% 0.7%
Overland Park $960 $1,180 0.8% 4.8%
Kansas City $720 $890 -0.4% 0.2%
Olathe $930 $1,140 0.8% 2.1%
Independence $730 $890 0.3% 0.7%
Shawnee $820 $1,010 1.3% 2.4%
Blue Springs $910 $1,110 -0.6% 1.1%
Lenexa $940 $1,150 0.5% 2.2%
Grandview $670 $820 -0.2% 0.1%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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