Olathe is a KC suburb in a county in Kansas (not Missouri where most of Kansas City is located) where many of the upper class (We often call them "Republicans") choose to reside. What you have to understand about Kansas City and many areas in this country is that there is a great disparity between the wealthy and the poor, more so now than at almost any time in the past. The middle class is eroding. Missouri is known for having areas of extreme poverty. Just because Long Island, NY is filled with doctors, lawyers and actors, does that make most residents of the South Bronx any less poverty-stricken?