Topeka, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.9%
 
Males: 39  (54.5%)
Females: 34  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  51.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 61567

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,445 (it was $41,750 in 2000)
Topeka:

$43,445
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,701 (it was $39,651 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,449 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Topeka:

$88,449
IL:

$186,500
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  • Races in Topeka, IL (2010)

    Topeka races chart
    • 7497.4%White alone
    • 11.3%American Indian alone
    • 11.3%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Topeka: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (48.3%), Irish (17.2%), German (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/10/1869

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 526 people per square mile   (low).

Topeka, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Topeka:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topeka village:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 18.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Topeka, Illinois as of November 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Topeka to the number of sex offenders is 19 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,154 (0.7%)

Topeka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (31.9 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (118.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (157.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Goofy Ridge, IL (2.1 miles ), Liverpool, IL (2.4 miles) , Forest City, IL (2.5 miles ), Havana, IL (2.7 miles ), Easton, IL (2.9 miles ), Manito, IL (3.2 miles ), Dunfermline, IL (3.5 miles ), Lewistown, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 89.93 W

Area code: 309

Topeka household income distribution Topeka home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (60%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (50%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Topeka, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Topeka-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Topeka village center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the village center injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Topeka-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from Topeka center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from Topeka center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topeka topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Topeka:

  • HAVANA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAVANA, IL)
  • MASON DISTRICT HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HAVANA, IL)
  • MASON DISTRICT HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HAVANA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW CR CTR-LEWISTOWN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, IL)
  • MASON CITY AREA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MASON CITY, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Topeka:

  • Bradley University (about 31 miles; Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 34 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Western Illinois University (about 41 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 45 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 46 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Heartland Community College (about 51 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 51 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)

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Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.6%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  76.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.6
Illinois average:

12.1

Topeka travel time to work - commute Topeka mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Topeka village (based on Mason County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,13419
Mainline Protestant2,66510
Catholic6852
Other961
None8,086-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Mason County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Mason County:

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

33.4%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Topeka:

27.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Topeka:

17.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Topeka:

6.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Topeka:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Topeka:

24.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

49.6%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Topeka, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$88
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$502
Totals for Government 0$0 9$590

Topeka government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($452.05)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($150.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($41.10)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($27.40)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($13.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($27.40)

Topeka government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($27.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($123.29)
    Highways: $6,000 ($82.19)

Topeka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $96,000 ($1315.07)

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, IL  1.22% ($36,543 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  0.50% ($24,414)
from Fulton County, IL  0.49% ($54,250)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, IL  1.63% ($31,463 average AGI)
to Fulton County, IL  0.55% ($30,750)
to Logan County, IL  0.55% ($29,563)

Strongest AM radio stations in Topeka:

  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topeka:

  • WBYS-FM (107.9 FM; CANTON, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPPY (101.1 FM; GLASFORD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WWCT (96.5 FM; FARMINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDUK (99.3 FM; HAVANA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Topeka:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • DAVID SEYKOTA, 23684 Cr-1810n (Lat: 40.320778 Lon: -89.910194), Type: 78.6, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, SUITE 100
  • DAVID SEYKOTA, 23684 Cr-1810n (Lat: 40.320778 Lon: -89.910194), Type: 78.6, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, SUITE 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 23684 Cr-1810n (Lat: 40.320778 Lon: -89.910194), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 17125 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Mason State Tree Nursery 2 Mi Se (Lat: 40.317000 Lon: -89.936778), Call Sign: KSD266, Licensee ID: L00006951
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.8600 MHz, 31.9800 MHzGrant Date: 10/27/1998, Expiration Date: 01/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2001Registrant: State Of Illinois, 531 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, Phone: (309) 595-2185
  • Topeka Blacktop 1 Mi S (Lat: 40.319778 Lon: -89.933167), Call Sign: KNDD379, Licensee ID: L00557173
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHzGrant Date: 08/13/2002, Expiration Date: 08/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012Registrant: Duane Himmel, 22517 E County Road 1800 N, Topeka, IL 61567
  • Generator No 3 South Southwest Of Location 1. (Lat: 40.392722 Lon: -89.869278), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WPTR495
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.375 MHz, 458.375 MHzGrant Date: 11/29/2001, Expiration Date: 11/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2002, Certifier: Lambert P FleckRegistrant: Illinois State Police, 531 Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 524-4396, Email:
  • Lat: 40.331944 Lon: -89.932778, Call Sign: WQFT353
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.015 MHzGrant Date: 09/27/2006, Expiration Date: 09/27/2016, Certifier: David W MasonRegistrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SE TOPEKA, 23684 Cr-1810n (Lat: 40.320778 Lon: -89.910194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQNT945
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 6555.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Topeka)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86224 , Serial Number: 11AC28, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): J William See, Box 13, Topeka, IL 61567

Drinking water stations with addresses in Topeka that have no violations reported:

  • SAND RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASON STATE TREE NURSERY (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JAKE WOLF FISH HATCHERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Topeka

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Topeka, IL

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Topeka compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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