Topeka, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 1,178 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 508  (43.1%)
Females: 670  (56.9%)
Median resident age:  29.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46571.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,172 (it was $37,105 in 2000)
Topeka:

$32,172
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,185 (it was $17,269 in 2000)

Topeka town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,308 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Topeka:

$87,308
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $113,372; Detached houses: $120,952; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,718; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $50,573; Mobile homes: $81,853

Median gross rent in 2012: $594.

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Topeka races chart
  • White alone - 1,072 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)

Races in Topeka detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Topeka: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.7%), Irish (11.6%), Swiss (8.0%), United States (7.8%), Polish (6.5%), English (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 855 people per square mile   (low).

Topeka,IN real estate house value index trend

Topeka, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Topeka:

  • High school or higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topeka town:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

22 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Topeka, Indiana as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Topeka to the number of sex offenders is 387 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $821 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $475 (0.7%)

Topeka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elkhart, IN (24.3 miles , pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (38.4 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ligonier, IN (2.4 miles ), Millersburg, IN (2.9 miles ), Wolcottville, IN (3.0 miles ), Lagrange, IN (3.1 miles ), Rome City, IN (3.1 miles ), Shipshewana, IN (3.1 miles ), Kimmell, IN (3.2 miles ), Cromwell, IN (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 41.54 N, Longitude: 85.54 W

Area code: 260

Topeka household income distribution Topeka home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +245 (+26.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (65%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Topeka: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Topeka, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Topeka-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Topeka town center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 10.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Topeka-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 247.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Topeka 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 225.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Topeka center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 266.4 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 La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topeka topographic map

Birthplace of: Amy Yoder Begley - Distance runner.

Hospitals and medical centers near Topeka:

  • AVALON VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LIGONIER, IN)
  • HERITAGE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LIGONIER, IN)
  • OAK LEAF VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LIGONIER, IN)
  • ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • LAGRANGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • PARKVIEW LAGRANGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAGRANGE, IN)

Airports located in Topeka:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Topeka:

  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 37 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 37 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 37 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 38 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 39 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 49 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Andrews University (about 52 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)

Public high school in Topeka:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 4950 W 500 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • COUNTRY VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 1785 S 700 W; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • COTTONWOOD GROVE SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 3570S 500 W; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • MEADOW VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 4945 S 675 W; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SPRINGHILL SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 3040 W 600 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WABASH TRAIL AMISH (Students: 39; Location: 2775 W 700 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WHISPERING WIND SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 6400 S 1000 W; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • HONEYVIEW AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 4495 W 950 W; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SUNNY RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 9845 W 300 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ELMVIEW SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 4825 W 700 S; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Topeka, School District: WESTVIEW SCHOOL CORPORATION

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Notable location: Topeka Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

LaGrange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 117. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

117
U.S.:

74

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Topeka and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTH EDEN AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2005), St Boil Water Order (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ROCK RUN AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.7%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Topeka, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Topeka compared to Indiana state average:

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

Banks with branches in Topeka (2011 data):

  • Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County: Topeka Branch at 210 West Lake Street, branch established on 2002/02/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $484.6 mil, Deposits: $362.5 mil, headquarters in Auburn, IN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Farmers State Bank: Topeka Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1937/05/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $481.3 mil, Deposits: $399.3 mil, headquarters in Lagrange, IN, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: F.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Topeka town (based on LaGrange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.49%
Here: 42.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameOld Order AmishUnited Methodist ChurchMennonite Church USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents40.4%14.4%10.9%5.5%4.8%
Congregations57.4%10.9%5.4%1.6%1.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents3.8%2.7%2.0%1.9%13.6%
Congregations0.8%1.6%1.6%1.6%17.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
LaGrange County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
LaGrange County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
LaGrange County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

6.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
LaGrange County:

27.8%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

14.3%
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 2$4,745$28,4700$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,753$45,0360$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,917$47,5022$3,299
Firefighters 2$6,135$36,8100$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,726$44,7120$0
Sewerage 1$3,354$40,2480$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,920$35,0401$438
Water Supply 1$3,914$46,9680$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,056
Totals for Government 11$36,464$39,7796$4,793

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $455,000 ($386.25)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $577,000 ($489.81)
    Sewerage: $206,000 ($174.87)
    Water Utilities: $139,000 ($118.00)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($85.74)
    Fire Protection: $60,000 ($50.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000 ($40.75)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($67.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $600,000 ($509.34)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($20.37)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($16.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($9.34)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($2.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $403,000 ($342.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($6.79)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $222,000 ($188.46)
    All Other: $16,000 ($13.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $274,000 ($232.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $78,000 ($66.21)
    Rents: $17,000 ($14.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($5.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $227,000 ($192.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $165,000 ($140.07)
    All Other: $140,000 ($118.85)
    Highways: $34,000 ($28.86)
  • Tax - Property: $719,000 ($610.36)
    Individual Income: $93,000 ($78.95)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($0.85)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $131,000 ($111.21)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,365,000 ($1158.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,310,000 ($1112.05)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($85.74)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000 ($46.69)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($25.47)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $173,000 ($146.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,748,000 ($1483.87)

Strongest AM radio stations in Topeka:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKAM (1460 AM; 3 kW; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: FULMER COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topeka:

  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WGCS (91.1 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: GOSHEN COLLEGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • W207BF (89.3 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Topeka:

  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)

Topeka fatal accident list:

Dec 7, 2011 06:15 AM, Sr-5, Cr-800 S, Lat: 41.52493, Lon: -85.57842, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 15, 2010 01:42 PM, Cr-700, Lat: 41.53968, Lon: -85.50973, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 20, 2008 11:17 AM, South Main St, Indiana Street, Lat: 41.53587, Lon: -85.53936, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 13, 2007 06:27 PM, Cr-700, Cr-500, Lat: 41.53965, Lon: -85.52005, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Feb 20, 2004 07:04 PM, Sr-5, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 5, 1991 10:25 PM, Lake St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 8, Pedestrians: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 25, 1975 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Topeka)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 41.536722 Lon: -85.000528, Call Sign: WQHV466
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 452.712 MHz, 457.712 MHz, 452.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2007, Expiration Date: 11/16/2017, Certifier: Michael Friederichs
    Registrant: J&k Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:
  • 8585 W 650 S (Lat: 41.546028 Lon: -85.589444), Call Sign: WQNI392
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.925 MHz, 464.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2011, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Certifier: Craig Helman
    Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • TOPEKA ES, 138 School Street (Lat: 41.537250 Lon: -85.538194), Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQDG321, Licensee ID: L00030645
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015, Certifier: Jen Nussbaum
    Registrant: Westview School Corporation, 1545 South 600 West, Topeka, IN 46571, Phone: (260) 768-4404, Fax: (260) 768-7368, Email:
  • WESTVIEW, 1545 South 600 West (Lat: 41.618139 Lon: -85.539611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQDG326, Licensee ID: L00030645
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015, Certifier: Jen Nussbaum
    Registrant: Westview School Corporation, 1545 South 600 West, Topeka, IN 46571, Phone: (219) 768-4404, Fax: (260) 768-7368, Email:
  • Topeka Tower, Lat: 41.537500 Lon: -85.551667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQIY822
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/24/2008, Expiration Date: 06/24/2018, Certifier: Michael D Troup
    Registrant: Ligtel Communications, Inc., 414 S Cavin Street, Ligonier, IN 46767, Phone: (260) 894-7161, Fax: (260) 894-7711, Email:
  • TOPEKA, Redman Drive (Lat: 41.534861 Lon: -85.550111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQNP778, Licensee ID: L01465510
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021, Certifier: Gene Crusie
    Registrant: Commerical Broadband Solutions, Inc., 4561 Pine Creek Road, Elkhart, IN 46516, Phone: (574) 389-3100, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:
  • TOPEKA, Michigan St. W 700 S & W 800 S (Lat: 41.534861 Lon: -85.550111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQNW600
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2011, Expiration Date: 06/20/2021, Certifier: Gene Crusie
    Registrant: Maplenet Wireless, Inc., Goshen, IN 46527, Phone: (877) 627-5301, Fax: (574) 389-3119, Email:
  • TOPEKA ES, Michigan St Between 700 And 800 (Lat: 41.534861 Lon: -85.550111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQOY352, Licensee ID: L00030645
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2012, Expiration Date: 03/02/2022, Certifier: Tony Bontrager
    Registrant: Westview School Corporation, 1545 South 600 West, Topeka, IN 46571, Phone: (260) 768-4404, Fax: (260) 768-7368, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N9APH, Licensee ID: L01071938
    Grant Date: 10/11/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: Daniel L Pruitt
    Registrant: Daniel L Pruitt, Topeka, IN 46571
  • Call Sign: N9LAI
    Grant Date: 04/23/1991, Expiration Date: 04/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2003
    Registrant: Judith I Ress, 214 Morrow St Apt 503, Topeka, IN 46571
  • Call Sign: KC9YSW, Licensee ID: L01781528
    Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 04/17/2023, Certifier: Paul R Bender
    Registrant: Paul R Bender, Topeka, IN 46571

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 189BR , Serial Number: 4179
    Registrant (Individual): Brian H Rasler, 7920 W 600 S, Topeka, IN 46571

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 16

Incident types - Topeka

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Topeka, IN
Most common first names in Topeka, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1475.3 years
Mary874.9 years
Harry576.4 years
Alvin476.7 years
Donald466.0 years
Amos477.5 years
James457.3 years
Joseph483.7 years
Robert479.8 years
Ruth486.0 years
Most common last names in Topeka, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Yoder2683.2 years
Miller1977.4 years
Bontrager1272.4 years
Christner1074.9 years
Lambright977.3 years
Hostetler887.3 years
Roy674.1 years
Kauffman678.7 years
Hochstetler583.2 years
Fought573.4 years

Businesses in Topeka, IN

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Topeka on our top lists:

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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #17 (46571) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #18 (46571) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Indo-European language at home"
  • #28 (46571) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Pennsylvania German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #80 (46571) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Bryan James Roth (1)
  • Galen Miller (1)
  • Brian Mccabe (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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