Topeka, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 1,212 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 530  (43.8%)
Females: 682  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

24.0 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46571.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,365 (it was $37,105 in 2000)
Topeka:

$48,365
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,980 (it was $17,269 in 2000)

Topeka town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,168 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Topeka:

$115,168
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $135,554; detached houses: $146,883; mobile homes: $14,084

Median gross rent in 2017: $568.

March 2019 cost of living index in Topeka: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.1%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Topeka, IN (2010)
    • 1,07293.0%White alone
    • 423.6%Hispanic
    • 252.2%Two or more races
    • 111.0%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Topeka, Indiana as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Topeka is 1,016 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (45.1%), European (11.7%), Swiss (11.2%), American (6.7%), English (4.4%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 880 people per square mile   (low).

Topeka, Indiana map

40 residents are foreign born (3.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This town:

3.9%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,199 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Topeka, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Topeka, IN in 2017
Topeka satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +245 (+26.8%).
Most common industries in Topeka, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (29.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Wood products (7.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (34.2%)
  • Wood products (10.5%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (22.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Topeka, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Topeka, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Topeka, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.0. This is about average.

City:

73.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.97
U.S.:

8.46

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 Topeka 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 LaGrange County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topeka topographic map

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • TOPEKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326, Location: MAIN ST 39, Grades: KG-4)
  • WESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1715 S 600 W, Grades: 5-6)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

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

Birthplace of: Amy Yoder Begley - Distance runner.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Topeka:

Marital status in Topeka, IN
  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Topeka:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Topeka
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Topeka, IN (based on LaGrange County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,931121
Mainline Protestant2,60721
Catholic6772
Orthodox721
None15,841-
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: 7
This 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
Here:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

6.77 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Indiana:

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

13.1%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Topeka:

21.2%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Topeka:

14.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Topeka:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Topeka:

33.9%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Topeka:

55.6%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
Indiana:

78.4%

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

Topeka government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,291,000 ($1065.18)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $647,000 ($533.83)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($174.09)
    Water Utilities: $198,000 ($163.37)
    Sewerage: $183,000 ($150.99)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($114.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000 ($70.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($20.63)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($11.55)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($2.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.65)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $486,000 ($400.99)

Topeka government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $309,000 ($254.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($9.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $251,000 ($207.10)
    Other: $71,000 ($58.58)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($46.20)
    Highways: $7,000 ($5.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $78,000 ($64.36)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($18.15)
    Rents: $10,000 ($8.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($4.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($1.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $279,000 ($230.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $529,000 ($436.47)
    Highways: $227,000 ($187.29)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($7.43)
  • Tax - Property: $1,557,000 ($1284.65)

Topeka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,598,000 ($5443.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $122,000 ($100.66)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Elkhart County, IN  1.42% ($52,732 average AGI)
to Noble County, IN  1.16% ($39,472)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.55% ($39,250)

Businesses in Topeka, IN

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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, Indiana
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents17
  • Indiana average
  • Fatal accident count10335
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16151
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2229
  • Fatalities11482
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24948
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1171
See more detailed statistics of Topeka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.3mTotal length
  • 500Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total average daily truck traffic
  • 850Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Lat: 41.536000 Lon: -85.576278, Call Sign: KNNW778,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.362 MHz, 469.387 MHz, 469.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2011, Expiration Date: 06/11/2021, Certifier: Terry Herbruck, Registrant: Chrouch Communications, Inc., 7860 Morrison Lake Road, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-3881, Fax: (616) 642-6008, Email:
  • Lat: 41.533639 Lon: -85.541583, Call Sign: WQCG429,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.187 MHz, 457.837 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2015, Expiration Date: 02/25/2025, Certifier: Tom Sanford, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 176 West Logan Street, Ste. 227, Noblesville, IN 46060, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 900-7940, Email:
  • 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: 10/21/2017, Expiration Date: 11/16/2027, 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:
  • 501 Hawpatch Drive (Lat: 41.542389 Lon: -85.546917), Call Sign: WQRR434,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.512 MHz, 456.537 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2013, Expiration Date: 07/12/2023, Certifier: Julia M Bradley, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 41.538889 Lon: -85.542500, Call Sign: WQZB663,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.700 MHz, 464.350 MHz, 463.725 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 03/29/2027, Certifier: Timothy Burkhardt, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 41.570250 Lon: -85.592472, Call Sign: WRCN897,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 452.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, 457.300 MHz, 457.350 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2018, Expiration Date: 11/23/2028, Certifier: Craig Mast, Registrant: J&k Communications, Inc., 222 Towerview Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N9APH, Licensee ID: L01071938, Grant Date: 10/20/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, 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: WD9DBX, Licensee ID: L00159667, Grant Date: 07/30/2009, Expiration Date: 10/24/2019, Certifier: Jay D Yoder, Registrant: Jay D Yoder 358, 5300 W 200 S, 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
  • Call Sign: KD9BTE, Licensee ID: L01879981, Grant Date: 07/17/2014, Expiration Date: 07/17/2024, Certifier: Steven R Pruitt, Registrant: Steven R Pruitt, Topeka, IN 46571

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 189BR , Serial Number: 4179, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Brian H Rasler, 7920 W 600 S, Topeka, IN 46571

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 35 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Topeka, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.2%), and Outside Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Topeka, IN
    • 16060.2%Structure Fires
    • 8632.3%Outside Fires
    • 186.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Topeka, IN
  • 92.4%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Coal or coke
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Topeka, IN
  • 52.6%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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