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Olathe named to “Safest Cities in America” and “Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities” lists
The City of Olathe has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Safest Cities in America” by financial technology company SmartAsset, ranking as the No. 4 safest city in the country. Additionally, SmartAsset ranked Olathe as the No. 12 “most livable mid-sized city” in America.
In order to uncover the safest cities in the U.S., SmartAsset looked at the following metrics: violent crime rate, property crime rate, vehicular mortality rate, drug poisoning mortality rate, percentage of population engaging in excessive drinking and air quality index. As part of the reason for the high ranking, SmartAsset cites Olathe’s low property crime rate, low vehicular mortality rate, low violent crime rate, and high air quality score.
In determining the most livable mid-sized cities, SmartAsset ranked the affordability and livability of mid-sized cities in the U.S. by looking at a variety of economic factors, identifying mid-sized cities in America as those with populations above 100,000, excluding the 100 largest cities in the country.