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Topeka INFORMATION

Population: 121,251

Male 48% Female 51%
Married 50%
Single 49%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

8/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

7/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Topeka has a very low population density. Topeka is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,165 Topeka
27,441 New York

City Info

Topeka, KS is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Topeka has a population density of 2,165, with 121,251 current residents.

Out of the 121,251 current residents, 48% are male and 51% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 49% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Best air quality

Weather

  • 58% Sun
  • 34% Rain
  • 18% Snow

Condition

53°F average temperature

  • 43 years Median home age
  • $77,020 Median home price
  • -1.86% Home appreciation rate
  • 13.84% Annual property tax
  • 55.2%
    Homes owned
  • 35.5%
    Homes rented
  • 9.3%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Topeka, the air quality is 74% and the weather, on average, is 58% sunny, 34% rainy, and 18% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Topeka, you should know that 55.2% of homes are owned while 35.5% of homes are rented, and 9.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $77,020, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.86% and the annual property tax is 13.84%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    6
  • Average age

    37
  • Political majority

    Republican Republican

Community

When looking at the community of Topeka, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Topeka’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Topeka is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 48.77% Democratic, 49.05% Republican, and 2.17% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

7%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:10

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    12.3%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    29.5%
  • Service Occupations
    15.2%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    13%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    8.4%
  • 86%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 17%
    Bachelors degree
  • 9%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Topeka, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.00% of residents are unemployed in Topeka (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Topeka residents: 12.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.32% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.2% are in the customer service field, 29.5% are in the sales field, 0.25% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 86.10%, 4.07% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.71% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.96% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Topeka, you should be aware that the average commute time is 19 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Topeka have a few different options. 82% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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