Topeka, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 126,587 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 62,258  (49.2%)
Females: 64,329  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66409, 66546, 66603, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66608, 66609, 66610, 66611, 66612, 66614, 66615, 66616, 66618, 66619, 66621, 66622.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,847 (it was $35,928 in 2000)
Topeka:

$48,847
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,762 (it was $19,555 in 2000)

Topeka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,300 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Topeka:

$97,300
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,498; detached houses: $132,343; townhouses or other attached units: $149,976; in 2-unit structures: $128,255; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $33,597; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $96,703; mobile homes: $34,317

Median gross rent in 2017: $775.

March 2019 cost of living index in Topeka: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.7%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 65.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Topeka, KS (2017)
    • 86,14368.0%White alone
    • 18,18214.4%Hispanic
    • 14,58911.5%Black alone
    • 4,8683.8%Two or more races
    • 2,1381.7%Asian alone
    • 6680.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 488 registered sex offenders living in Topeka, Kansas as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Topeka is 260 to 1.


Crime rates in Topeka by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(5.7)
9
(7.3)
12
(9.8)
10
(8.2)
10
(8.1)
14
(11.2)
15
(11.7)
15
(11.6)
11
(8.6)
6
(4.7)
11
(8.7)
17
(13.4)
27
(21.3)
14
(11.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
50
(40.9)
57
(46.4)
47
(38.6)
35
(28.6)
44
(35.6)
51
(40.7)
53
(41.3)
39
(30.3)
33
(25.8)
66
(51.7)
93
(73.2)
54
(42.5)
56
(44.2)
84
(66.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
275
(225.0)
310
(252.4)
308
(252.7)
275
(224.4)
301
(243.8)
222
(177.2)
235
(183.2)
237
(183.9)
172
(134.4)
198
(155.1)
228
(179.4)
248
(195.0)
269
(212.4)
254
(201.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
350
(286.4)
293
(238.6)
352
(288.8)
289
(235.8)
360
(291.6)
410
(327.2)
395
(307.9)
481
(373.3)
396
(309.4)
381
(298.4)
388
(305.3)
392
(308.3)
425
(335.6)
414
(327.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,719
(1,407)
1,478
(1,204)
1,424
(1,168)
1,561
(1,274)
1,663
(1,347)
1,598
(1,275)
1,727
(1,346)
1,277
(991.1)
1,238
(967.1)
1,007
(788.7)
1,176
(925.3)
1,114
(876.0)
1,001
(790.5)
973
(769.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,244
(5,927)
6,645
(5,411)
5,646
(4,632)
5,067
(4,135)
4,632
(3,752)
5,404
(4,313)
5,213
(4,064)
4,967
(3,855)
4,679
(3,655)
4,672
(3,659)
4,876
(3,836)
5,227
(4,110)
4,725
(3,732)
4,851
(3,838)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
699
(571.9)
625
(508.9)
704
(577.6)
688
(561.4)
407
(329.7)
504
(402.2)
589
(459.1)
597
(463.4)
569
(444.5)
581
(455.1)
549
(432.0)
807
(634.6)
768
(606.5)
736
(582.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(8.2)
11
(9.0)
10
(8.2)
10
(8.2)
9
(7.3)
14
(11.2)
N/A7
(5.4)
7
(5.5)
5
(3.9)
12
(9.4)
1
(0.8)
11
(8.7)
7
(5.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)550.3516.6497.4453.1446.9467.4466.5438.0389.5395.0443.5457.4462.0455.1

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City-data.com crime index in Topeka, KS

Crime rate in Topeka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 324 (267 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (16.8%), American (9.1%), English (7.9%), Irish (5.5%), European (1.7%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,260 people per square mile   (low).

Topeka, Kansas map

7,379 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

5.8%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,798 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,416 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (61.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (435.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Grantville, KS (2.7 miles),
Silver Lake, KS (3.2 miles ),
Wakarusa, KS (3.3 miles ),
Auburn, KS (3.4 miles ),
Meriden, KS (3.5 miles ),
Willard, KS (3.8 miles),
Hoyt, KS (3.8 miles ),
Carbondale, KS (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.04 N, Longitude: 95.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,916 (+18.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 49,672 (84.6%)

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Topeka, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Topeka, KS in 2017
Topeka satellite photo by USGS

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Topeka tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 171 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1998: 173 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 1999: 180 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2000: 231 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2001: 332 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2002: 273 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2003: 367 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2004: 508 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2005: 539 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2006: 314 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2007: 223 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2008: 161 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2009: 145 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2010: 148 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2011: 78 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2013: 84 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2015: 93 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2016: 100 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2017: 85 buildings, average cost: $207,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Topeka, KS residents
Average permit cost in Topeka, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Topeka, KS
Historical housing units in Topeka, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +1,581 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in Topeka, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Topeka, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Topeka, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Topeka, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.5. This is about average.

City:

76.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Topeka-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Topeka city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Topeka-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% 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 422.8 miles away from the city 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 359.0 miles away from Topeka center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 363.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 377.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.0 miles away from Topeka center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 327.8 miles away from Topeka 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 Shawnee County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topeka topographic map

Main business address for: PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC /DE/ (RETAIL-SHOE STORES), WESTAR ENERGY INC /KS (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Topeka:

  • HEART OF AMERICA HOSPICE (USE FOR MAILING ONLY 3715 SW 29TH ST STE 100)
  • INTENSIVA HOSPITAL OF TOPEKA (1700 W 7TH STREET, SUITE 840)
  • KANSAS NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (3107 SW 21ST STREET)
  • MENNINGER CF MEM HOSP (5800 SW 6TH AVE BOX 829)
  • MIDLAND HOSPICE CARE (200 SW FRAZIER CIRCLE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF TOPEKA (1700 W 7TH ST SUITE 840)
  • ST FRANCIS HEALTH CENTER INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1700 SW 7TH STREET)
  • STORMONT-VAIL HEALTHCARE (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1500 SW 10TH ST)
  • TOPEKA HOSPICE (824 WASHBURN)
  • TOPEKA STATE HOSPITAL (2700 WEST SIXTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Topeka:

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Amtrak station:

TOPEKA (5TH & HOLLIDAY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Topeka:

  • Washburn University (Full-time enrollment: 5,092; Location: 1700 SW College Avenue; Public; Website: www.washburn.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Washburn Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 885; Location: 5724 SW Huntoon; Public; Website: www.washburntech.edu)
  • Marinello Schools of Beauty-Topeka (Full-time enrollment: 563; Location: 3602 SW Topeka Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.marinello.com)
  • Bryan University (Full-time enrollment: 154; Location: 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryanu.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Topeka (Full-time enrollment: 70; Location: 1930 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Old Town Barber College-Topeka (Full-time enrollment: 32; Location: 901 SouthWest 37th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: midwestbarbercollege.com)
  • Rasmussen College-Kansas (Location: 620 SW Governor View; Private, for-profit; Website: rasmussen.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Topeka:

  • University of Kansas (about 25 miles; Lawrence, KS; Full-time enrollment: 22,788)
  • Baker University (about 33 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Kansas State University (about 49 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 51 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Emporia State University (about 51 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 51 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 53 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)

Public high schools in Topeka:

Private high schools in Topeka:

  • HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 501, Location: 401 SW GAGE BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CAIR PARAVEL LATIN SCHOOL (Students: 305, Location: 635 SW CLAY ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 155, Location: 2000 NW CLAY ST, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

Private elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • MOST PURE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 518, Location: 1750 SW STONE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (Students: 361, Location: 5973 SW 25TH ST BLDG B, Grades: KG-8)
  • MATER DEI CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 934 SW CLAY ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • TOPEKA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 211, Location: 2200 SW EVENINGSIDE DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 207, Location: 1725 NE SEWARD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MATTHEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 155, Location: 1000 SE 28TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • TOPEKA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 143, Location: 701 SW ROOSEVELT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • TOPEKA ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 10, Location: 2431 SW WANAMAKER RD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Topeka

Library in Topeka:

  • TOPEKA AND SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,273,079; Location: 1515 SW 10TH AVE; 422,922 books; 1,250 e-books; 23,489 audio materials; 71,739 video materials; 82 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 31 other licensed databases; 1,310 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Allen County Community College in Burlingame, KS 30 minutes from Topeka, KS Serving Shawnee, Osage and other surrounding counties
  • Heritage Christian School (Private High School Grades 9-12) Address same as Elementary

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Topeka: Kansas Expocentre Landon Arena (A), Kansas Expocentre Domer Livestock Arena (B), Topeka Amtrak Station (C), Corporate Meadows Office Park (D), Corporate Hill (E), Cedar Crest Office Park (F), Meier Industrial Park (G), Henderson Industrial Park (H), Berkshire Country Club (I), White Lakes Center (J), Bullseye Business Park (K), South Town Industrial Park (L), Summit Executive Park (M), Interstate 70 Commercial Park (N), Southgate Industrial Plaza (O), Fox Meadow Industrial Park (P), Dornwood Nature Trail (Q), Shawnee Country Club (R), Topeka Country Club (S), Topeka Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (1), Northland Shopping Center (2), Westboro Shopping Center (3), Washburn View Shopping Center (4), University Village Mall (5), Indian Hills Shopping Center (6), Market Place Shopping Center (7), Holliday Square Shopping Center (8), Highland Crest Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Topeka include: PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC /DE/ (A), WESTAR ENERGY INC /KS (B), CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Topeka include: Greater Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (B), Saint John's Lutheran Church (C), Saint John American Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Topeka Reformed Latter Day Saints Central Church (E), Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene (F), Evangel Temple Church (G), Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church (H), Christian Church in Kansas Disciples of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Foster Cemetery (1), Pen well - Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3), Mount Auburn Cemetery (4), Topeka Cemetery (5), Mount Hope Cemetery (6), Boys Industrial School Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Forty and Eight Lake (A), Hidden Valley Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Indian Creek (A), Soldier Creek (B), Deer Creek (C), Colly Creek (D), South Branch Shunganunga Creek (E), Ward Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Topeka include: Country Club Park (1), Shunga Glen Park (2), Central Park (3), Chesney Park (4), Big Shunga Park (5), Horne Park (6), Westboro Park (7), Sims Park (8), Edgewater Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Combat Air Museum (6700 Southwest Topeka Boulevard) (1), Great Overland Station (Museums; 701 North Kansas Avenue) (2), Railroad Heritage Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 8792) (3), Topeka City - Zoo- Administration (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 635 Southwest Gage Boulevard) (4), Ward Meade Park (Historical Places & Services; 124 Northwest Fillmore Street) (5), Lexis Nexis (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1700 Southwest College Avenue) (6), Stormont-Vail Healthcare Stormont-Vl RGNL Health Center - Baker University School of Nur (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1500 Southwest 10th Avenue) (7), Museum of Kansas National Guard (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6700 Southwest Topeka Boulevard) (8), Pocket Change (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1801 Southwest Wanamaker Road Ofc) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Amerisuites (6021 Southwest 6th Avenue) (1), Days Inn (1510 Southwest Wanamaker Road) (2), Best Western Parsons Inn (101 East Main Street) (3), Capital Center Inn (914 Southeast Madison Street) (4), Country Inn-Suites Topeka (6020 Southwest 10th Street) (5), Best Western Topeka Inn (700 Southwest Fairlawn Street) (6), Ramada Inn Downtown - Topeka (420 SE 6th Ave) (7), Amerisuites Topeka (6021 SW 6th Ave) (8), Executive Residences Inc (2320 South Kansas Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Topeka Municipal Court (214 Southeast 8th Avenue Frnt) (1), Corporation Commission (1500 Southwest Arrowhead Road) (2), Kansas State - Supreme Court- Justice Marla J Luckert (Kansas Judicial Centre) (3), Kansas State - Supreme Court- Justice Robert E Davis (Kansas Judicial Centre) (4), Kansas State - Supreme Court- Reporter (Kansas Judicial Centre) (5), Topeka City - Municipal Court- Probation (707 Southeast Quincy Street) (6), Kansas State - Workforce Network Board (401 Southwest Topeka Boulevard) (7), Federal Bureau of Investigation (444 Southeast Quincy Street Suite 390) (8), Jefferson Court (1017 Northeast Jefferson) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Kerry Livgren - Rock guitarist, Charles Curtis - (1860-1936), Vice President of the United States, Pat Roberts - Politician, Mark Turgeon - Basketball player-coach, Harry D. Felt - Admiral, Ben Lerner - Poet, Andy McKee - Folk guitarist, Annette Bening - (born 1958), actor, Karl Bowman - Psychiatric researcher, Frank E. Petersen - Marine Corps general.

Shawnee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Topeka in 2010:

  • 1,246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 706 people in college/university student housing
  • 553 people in state prisons
  • 462 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 285 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 242 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 212 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 160 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 115 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 76 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Topeka in 2000:

  • 1,604 people in nursing homes
  • 421 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 403 people in state prisons
  • 274 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 271 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 269 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 194 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 168 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 148 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 98 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 84 people in halfway houses
  • 44 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Arena or stadium:
  • Landon Arena. Capacity: 7,777.

Banks with most branches in Topeka (2011 data):

  • CoreFirst Bank & Trust: 16 branches. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,154.4 mil, Deposits: $811.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bank And Trust Holding Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Kaw Valley Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2007/02/21: Bank assets: $453.7 mil, Deposits: $387.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Kaw Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Capitol Federal Savings Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $9,167.4 mil, Deposits: $4,742.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 46 total offices
  • Capital City Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $414.6 mil, Deposits: $317.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Capital City Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fairlawn Branch, Highland Park Branch, North Branch, Topeka Boulevard Branch, Topeka Main Branch, Huntoon Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fidelity State Bank and Trust Company: Fidelity State Bank And Trust Compan, Gage Boulevard Branch, Southwest Branch, Topeka Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $96.7 mil, Deposits: $79.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Kansas Bankshares, Inc.
  • Equity Bank, A National Association: Topeka Main Branch, Gage Branch, Motor Bank Branch, Southwest Branch. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $605.9 mil, Deposits: $476.4 mil, headquarters in Andover, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Equity Bancshares, Inc.
  • UMB Bank, National Association: North Plaza Branch, Detached Facility, Highland Park Branch. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • 12 other banks with 20 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Topeka:

Marital status in Topeka, KS
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Topeka:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Kansas 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

Neighborhoods in Topeka:

(Topeka, Kansas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Topeka, KS (based on Shawnee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,038123
Catholic25,2808
Mainline Protestant20,58657
Black Protestant6,53422
Other3,97216
Orthodox751
None93,449-
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: 35
Shawnee County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Here:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 104
Shawnee County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shawnee County:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawnee County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shawnee County:

14.7%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Topeka:

48.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Topeka:

44.1%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Topeka:

28.8
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Topeka:

21.9%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Topeka:

11.6%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Topeka, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 261$1,369,611$62,9710$0
Firefighters 242$1,499,023$74,3320$0
Water Supply 119$606,844$61,1940$0
Other and Unallocable 93$343,989$44,3860$0
Transit 89$294,307$39,68215$11,144
Police - Other 76$167,992$26,5251$2,136
Sewerage 60$237,053$47,4110$0
Financial Administration 49$251,377$61,5620$0
Streets and Highways 45$160,873$42,8990$0
Judicial and Legal 41$159,637$46,7230$0
Other Government Administration 35$107,847$36,9760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 19$69,203$43,7070$0
Natural Resources 10$27,317$32,7800$0
Fire - Other 4$16,870$50,6100$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1,143$5,311,943$55,76816$13,280

Topeka government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $17,488,000 ($138.15)
    Regular Highways: $13,382,000 ($105.71)
    Sewerage: $7,292,000 ($57.60)
    Water Utilities: $6,731,000 ($53.17)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $38,683,000 ($305.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,871,000 ($220.17)
    Sewerage: $24,425,000 ($192.95)
    Water Utilities: $20,036,000 ($158.28)
    Regular Highways: $14,407,000 ($113.81)
    Transit Utilities: $7,658,000 ($60.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,136,000 ($40.57)
    Parking Facilities: $3,523,000 ($27.83)
    General - Other: $3,464,000 ($27.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,908,000 ($22.97)
    Central Staff Services: $2,632,000 ($20.79)
    Financial Administration: $2,331,000 ($18.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,688,000 ($13.33)
    General Public Buildings: $1,431,000 ($11.30)
    Correctional Institutions: $823,000 ($6.50)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $619,000 ($4.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $188,000 ($1.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,217,000 ($25.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $4,715,000 ($37.25)
    Police Protection: $693,000 ($5.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,479,000 ($438.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,580,000 ($28.28)

Topeka government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $31,510,000 ($248.92)
    Parking Facilities: $2,916,000 ($23.04)
    Other: $1,529,000 ($12.08)
    Regular Highways: $214,000 ($1.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,950,000 ($23.30)
    Transit Utilities: $2,561,000 ($20.23)
    Other: $1,967,000 ($15.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $35,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,313,000 ($26.17)
    Special Assessments: $2,169,000 ($17.13)
    Interest Earnings: $1,707,000 ($13.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,017,000 ($8.03)
    Sale of Property: $51,000 ($0.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,116,000 ($222.11)
    Transit Utilities: $1,363,000 ($10.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,488,000 ($74.95)
    Other: $2,829,000 ($22.35)
    General Local Government Support: $2,757,000 ($21.78)
    Transit Utilities: $948,000 ($7.49)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $54,501,000 ($430.54)
    Property: $46,506,000 ($367.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,377,000 ($121.47)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,589,000 ($20.45)
    Other License: $1,721,000 ($13.60)

Topeka government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $354,215,000 ($2798.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $294,658,000 ($2327.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,557,000 ($470.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $32,261,000 ($254.85)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $32,261,000 ($254.85)

Topeka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,740,000 ($116.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,809,000 ($946.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,161,000 ($285.66)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Kansas average:

6.44%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,762 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.21%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Douglas County, KS  0.36% ($42,177 average AGI)
from Johnson County, KS  0.22% ($56,289)
from Jackson County, KS  0.20% ($42,775)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Kansas average:

7.12%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,426 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.29%
Kansas average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Douglas County, KS  0.51% ($69,052 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.44% ($62,497)
to Osage County, KS  0.23% ($39,610)
Businesses in Topeka, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware3LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts4Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's3
AmericInn1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's4MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone2Maurices1
BMW1Mazda1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's11
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 62
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance7
Best Western1Nike17
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King4OfficeMax1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza2
Chipotle1Payless4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken2PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Suites1Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves3Quality1
Dairy Queen4Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Deb1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In7
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
Fashion Bug1Sleep Inn1
FedEx22Slumberland1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC2Starbucks2
GameStop2Steak 'n Shake1
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill2Subway13
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block6T-Mobile9
Hardee's3T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell3
Hilton1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn4The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value3
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS29
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC3Walgreens8
Kmart2Walmart3
Kohl's1Wendy's5
Kroger17Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA4

Strongest AM radio stations in Topeka:

  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTOP (1490 AM; 1 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topeka:

  • KWIC (99.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K205CS (88.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • K215DM (90.9 FM; HOYT, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Topeka:

  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KTMJ-CA (Channel 43; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KUJH-LP (Channel 14; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Topeka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 426Number of bridges
  • 7,375ft / 2,248mTotal length
  • $85,818,000Total costs
  • 4,416,072Total average daily traffic
  • 383,336Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Topeka, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 171930-1939
  • 91940-1949
  • 591950-1959
  • 721960-1969
  • 601970-1979
  • 311980-1989
  • 741990-1999
  • 682000-2009
  • 262010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Topeka, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Topeka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 473 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Topeka, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 798 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Topeka)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Topeka)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 148 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED598$94,836602$87,5231,302$99,048149$28,31315$499,693394$65,41422$23,668
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$96,72448$94,531138$105,32418$21,5060$016$63,3403$41,843
APPLICATIONS DENIED57$84,969128$64,063507$93,99090$20,7902$621,13059$88,84533$27,612
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$96,44567$85,060364$96,72725$40,8341$39,00024$61,5342$13,735
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$94,4325$67,71249$99,9312$17,5000$02$36,3200$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 35 tracts in Topeka, KS

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED135$110,16687$115,1451$54,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$104,76323$121,5401$45,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$89,60110$141,2100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$131,6083$152,1830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$81,8911$155,2101$110,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Topeka, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Topeka, KS - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 996. The highest number of fire incidents - 1,318 took place in 2018, and the least - 693 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Topeka, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.9%), and Structure Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Topeka, KS
    • 8,95752.9%Outside Fires
    • 5,26631.1%Structure Fires
    • 2,41814.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2851.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Topeka, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Topeka, Kansas:

  • Econo Lodge, 2950 S W Topeka Blvd, Topeka, Kansas 66611 , Phone: (785) 267-1681, Fax: (785) 267-3908
  • Fairfield Inn, 1530 SW Westport Dr, Topeka, Kansas 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-6800, Fax: (785) 273-6800
  • Americinn Topeka, 1518 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, Kansas 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-5365, Fax: (785) 273-5365
  • Quality Inn, 1240 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, Kansas 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-6969, Fax: (785) 273-6036
  • Motel 6, 709 Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, Kansas 66605 , Phone: (785) 272-8283
  • Motel 6, 510 Tuttle CRK Blvd, Topeka, Kansas 66502 , Phone: (785) 537-1022, Fax: (785) 537-7307
  • Clubhouse Inn & Suites, 924 SW Henderson, Topeka, Kansas 66615 , Phone: (785) 273-8888, Fax: (785) 273-5809
  • Hyatt Place Topeka, 6021 SW 6th, Topeka, Kansas 66615 , Phone: (785) 273-0066, Fax: (785) 273-1423
  • 14 other hotels and motels
All 22 fire-safe hotels and motels in Topeka, Kansas
Most common first names in Topeka, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,14372.4 years
Mary1,03280.3 years
William91474.2 years
Robert78370.8 years
James73971.1 years
Charles70674.1 years
Helen54881.0 years
George49676.2 years
Ruth45681.2 years
Dorothy45479.0 years
Most common last names in Topeka, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith52175.5 years
Johnson45175.1 years
Miller34076.6 years
Brown29276.8 years
Anderson23978.5 years
Williams23173.4 years
Jones22874.4 years
Davis22375.7 years
Wilson20576.6 years
Martin17678.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Topeka, KS
  • 85.6%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Topeka, KS
  • 59.2%Utility gas
  • 38.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Topeka compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Topeka on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 (66612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #55 (66616) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (66612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #90 (66612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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