Living in Topeka, KS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Topeka SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

Topeka, KS Crime Report

7,326
Total Crimes
5,795.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
125.67%
Above National Average

Topeka, KS Cost Of Living

83
Topeka's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Topeka, Kansas Info Snack

Topeka (/topik/; Kansa: Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census.
Population
126,877
Unemployment
5.0%
Poverty
15.9%
Median Home
$102,600
Median Income
$46,890
Median Rent
$790

Topeka, KS Photos

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Rankings for Topeka in Kansas

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Map Of Topeka, KS

Population over time in Topeka

Year Population % Change
2017 126,877 -0.2%
2016 127,139 -0.3%
2015 127,472 -0.2%
2014 127,672 0.0%
2013 127,660 0.0%
2012 127,625 0.2%
2011 127,312 0.4%
2010 126,842 0.6%
2009 126,136 -
Crime/100k Topeka KS USA
Violent Crime 606.0 439.0 368.9
Murder 11.1 3.9 5.0
Robbery 201.0 53.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 327.5 328.3 246.8
Property Crime 5189.9 2633.9 2199.5
Burglary 769.8 430.6 376.0
Larceny 3837.8 1933.9 1594.6
Car Theft 582.3 269.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Topeka

White
68.3% (86,698)
African American
10.2% (12,931)
American Indian
0.8% (1,039)
Asian
1.6% (2,045)
Hawaiian
0.0% (38)
Other
0.1% (175)
Two Or More
3.9% (4,980)
Hispanic
15.0% (18,971)
Race Topeka KS USA
White 68.3% 76.1% 61.1%
African American 10.2% 5.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 0.7% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 2.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 15.0% 11.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Topeka, Kansas

Less than $10,000
7.1% (895,078)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.7% (727,772)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.0% (1,524,085)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (1,545,742)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.1% (2,045,044)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.5% (2,351,098)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (1,571,445)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.9% (1,387,479)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.7% (346,036)
$200,000 or more
2.3% (293,917)
Income Topeka KS USA
Less than $10,000 7.1% 5.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.7% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.0% 9.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 10.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.1% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.5% 18.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.9% 14.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.3% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Topeka

Female
52.0% (65,921)
Male
48.0% (60,956)
Gender Topeka KS USA
Female 52.0% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Topeka for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (5,075)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (7,612)
High School / GED
32.0% (40,600)
Some College
24.0% (30,450)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (7,612)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (22,837)
Master's Degree
7.0% (8,881)
Professional Degree
2.0% (2,537)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,268)
Education Topeka KS USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Topeka

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

The crime is really bad. There is always a murder, break in, or carjacking here in Topeka. The school system is terrible and the majority of the teachers dont truly care about the students.

There is not much to do here but we do have a pretty nice zoo and mall.


HomeSnacks User

Topeka really s***s! There's so much murder and theft that goes on its ridiculous.

The good thing about Topeka is overall it had very convenient locations for their stores and mall.

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