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Population in 2013: 127,679 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 61,474  (48.1%)
Females: 66,205  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 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 2012: $40,469 (it was $35,928 in 2000)
Topeka:

$40,469
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,599 (it was $19,555 in 2000)

Topeka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,400 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Topeka:

$95,400
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $112,505; Detached houses: $117,517; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,502; In 2-unit structures: $111,182; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,620; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,546; Mobile homes: $35,795

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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Topeka races chart
  • White alone - 86,938 (68.0%)
  • Hispanic - 18,127 (14.2%)
  • Black alone - 12,320 (9.6%)
  • Two or more races - 7,400 (5.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1,853 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,304 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 207 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Topeka: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Irish (12.3%), English (8.4%), United States (4.5%), French (2.9%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,280 people per square mile   (low).

Topeka,KS real estate house value index trend

Topeka, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Topeka:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topeka city:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

6,641 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia).

This city:  5.2%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 315 registered sex offenders living in Topeka, Kansas as of March 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Topeka to the number of sex offenders is 406 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,602 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,368 (1.6%)

Topeka satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.04 N, Longitude: 95.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +27,535 (+21.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 48,669 (84.3%)

Area code: 785

Topeka household income distribution Topeka home values distribution

Crime rates in Topeka by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1822816879121010141515
per 100,000 14.317.96.513.16.55.77.39.88.28.111.211.711.6
Rapes 61847352505057473544515339
per 100,000 48.468.559.042.540.840.946.438.628.635.640.741.330.3
Robberies 472358409298246275310308275301222235237
per 100,000 374.2291.9330.8243.4200.7225.0252.4252.7224.4243.8177.2183.2183.9
Assaults 727611499362332350293352289360410395481
per 100,000 576.3498.1403.6295.6270.9286.4238.6288.8235.8291.6327.2307.9373.3
Burglaries 2,7272,0461,7671,5181,4011,7191,4781,4241,5611,6631,5981,7271,277
per 100,000 2161.91668.01429.31239.71143.31406.51203.51168.31273.71347.11275.31346.2991.1
Thefts 8,0677,6327,8637,1836,9837,2446,6455,6465,0674,6325,4045,2134,967
per 100,000 6395.26222.16360.35866.35698.35927.15410.94632.24134.53752.24312.64063.73855.1
Auto thefts 984777675507659699625704688407504589597
per 100,000 780.1633.5546.0414.1537.8571.9508.9577.6561.4329.7402.2459.1463.4
Arson N/A18N/AN/A1010111010914N/A7
per 100,000 N/A14.7N/AN/A8.28.29.08.28.27.311.2N/A5.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 769.1698.5642.3550.2514.3553.7519.8500.5455.9449.7470.4469.4440.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Topeka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 353 (290 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Kansas average:

2.68

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Topeka tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,581 (+1.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

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

Average climate in Topeka, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Topeka, Kansas average temperatures Topeka, Kansas average precipitation Topeka, Kansas humidity Topeka, Kansas wind speed Topeka, Kansas snowfall Topeka, Kansas sunshine Topeka, Kansas clear and cloudy days

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 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 Shawnee County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topeka topographic 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.

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 (FT enrollment: 885; Location: 5724 SW Huntoon; Public; Website: www.washburntech.edu)
  • Marinello Schools of Beauty-Topeka (FT enrollment: 563; Location: 3602 SW Topeka Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.marinello.com)
  • Bryan University (FT enrollment: 154; Location: 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryanu.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Topeka (FT enrollment: 70; Location: 1930 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Old Town Barber College-Topeka (FT 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: 515; Location: 401 SW GAGE BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CAIR PARAVEL LATIN SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 635 SW CLAY ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 3102 NW TOPEKA BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

Private elementary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • MOST PURE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 1750 SW STONE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TOPEKA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 2200 SW EVENINGSIDE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MATER DEI CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 934 SW CLAY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 1725 NE SEWARD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TOPEKA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 701 SW ROOSEVELT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW'S SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 1000 SE 28TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KENNEDY ACADEMY (Students: 68; Location: 206 SE LAKEWOOD CT; Grades: PK - T1)
  • TOPEKA ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 2431 SW WANAMAKER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Topeka, map of school districts: SEAMAN USD 345, TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 501

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:

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

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 89.3. This is worse than average.

City:

89.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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 mentally retarded
  • 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

Topeka, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Topeka compared to Kansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Topeka, Kansas:

  • Econo Lodge, 2950 S W Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66611 , Phone: (785) 267-1681, Fax: (785) 267-3908
  • Fairfield Inn, 1530 SW Westport Dr, Topeka, KS 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-6800, Fax: (785) 273-6800
  • Super 8 Motel - Topeka, 5968 SW 10TH, Topeka, KS 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-5100, Fax: (785) 273-5100
  • Americinn Topeka, 1518 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-5365, Fax: (785) 273-5365
  • Days Inn Topeka, 1510 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604 , Phone: (785) 222-8538, Fax: (785) 272-8538
  • Quality Inn, 1240 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604 , Phone: (785) 273-6969, Fax: (785) 273-6036
  • Motel 6, 709 Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66605 , Phone: (785) 272-8283
  • Motel 6, 510 Tuttle CRK Blvd, Topeka, KS 66502 , Phone: (785) 537-1022, Fax: (785) 537-7307
  • 19 other hotels and motels
All 27 fire-safe hotels and motels in Topeka, Kansas

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 (76%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Topeka:

(Topeka, Kansas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Topeka city (based on Shawnee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.16%
Here: 46.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents33.9%14.1%6.3%6.2%4.7%
Congregations5.3%14.2%4.1%11.2%3.0%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.4%4.1%3.1%2.8%20.4%
Congregations6.5%7.1%3.6%2.4%42.6%
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: 35
Shawnee County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawnee County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 32$150,289$56,3580$0
Other Government Administration 33$156,869$57,04313$14,577
Judicial and Legal 32$139,814$52,4303$2,303
Police Protection - Officers 305$1,444,763$56,8430$0
Police - Other 61$179,155$35,2442$2,108
Firefighters 242$1,270,832$63,0160$0
Fire - Other 3$13,120$52,4800$0
Correction 4$14,043$42,1290$0
Streets and Highways 54$194,436$43,2080$0
Sewerage 72$286,184$47,6970$0
Parks and Recreation 22$72,876$39,7510$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$51,154$51,1540$0
Natural Resources 8$23,324$34,9860$0
Water Supply 110$437,617$47,7400$0
Transit 73$277,301$45,58411$3,959
Other and Unallocable 88$342,209$46,6650$0
Totals for Government 1,151$5,053,986$52,69129$22,947

Topeka government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,041,000 ($8.15)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,340,000 ($120.15)
    Sewerage: $15,230,000 ($119.28)
    Water Utilities: $8,036,000 ($62.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,174,000 ($9.19)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($0.66)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($0.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $32,631,000 ($255.57)
    Police Protection: $24,000,000 ($187.97)
    Water Utilities: $20,931,000 ($163.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,737,000 ($131.09)
    Sewerage: $16,237,000 ($127.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,111,000 ($87.02)
    Regular Highways: $8,902,000 ($69.72)
    Financial Administration: $5,911,000 ($46.30)
    Transit Utilities: $5,726,000 ($44.85)
    Central Staff Services: $3,216,000 ($25.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,020,000 ($23.65)
    Parking Facilities: $2,996,000 ($23.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,763,000 ($21.64)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,510,000 ($11.83)
    General Public Buildings: $1,376,000 ($10.78)
    Corrections - Other: $170,000 ($1.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,056,000 ($70.93)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $893,000 ($6.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $6,688,000 ($52.38)
    Transit Utilities: $1,082,000 ($8.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $550,000 ($4.31)
    Financial Administration: $547,000 ($4.28)
    Parking Facilities: $458,000 ($3.59)
    Sewerage: $410,000 ($3.21)
    Water Utilities: $312,000 ($2.44)
    Police Protection: $218,000 ($1.71)
    General - Other: $196,000 ($1.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000 ($0.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($0.32)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $71,123,000 ($557.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,791,000 ($29.69)

Topeka government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,395,000 ($183.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,926,000 ($22.92)
    Parking Facilities: $2,692,000 ($21.08)
    All Other: $2,155,000 ($16.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,071,000 ($39.72)
    Transit Utilities: $823,000 ($6.45)
    All Other: $351,000 ($2.75)
    General Local Government Support: $230,000 ($1.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,111,000 ($55.69)
    Highways: $1,584,000 ($12.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,672,000 ($67.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,163,000 ($24.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,866,000 ($14.61)
    Special Assessments: $1,757,000 ($13.76)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,377,000 ($10.78)
    Rents: $835,000 ($6.54)
    Sale of Property: $194,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,880,000 ($171.37)
    Transit Utilities: $916,000 ($7.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,556,000 ($27.85)
    General Local Government Support: $1,376,000 ($10.78)
    All Other: $1,037,000 ($8.12)
    Transit Utilities: $460,000 ($3.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $97,000 ($0.76)
  • Tax - Property: $35,704,000 ($279.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,783,000 ($209.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,058,000 ($78.78)
    Other License: $1,728,000 ($13.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,664,000 ($13.03)

Topeka government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $338,449,000 ($2650.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $306,635,000 ($2401.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $160,108,000 ($1253.99)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $132,750,000 ($1039.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,106,000 ($361.11)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,358,000 ($214.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,292,000 ($111.94)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $25,425,000 ($199.13)
    Beginning: $23,140,000 ($181.24)

Topeka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,500,000 ($105.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,523,000 ($411.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $141,381,000 ($1107.32)

4.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Kansas average:

6.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($104 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.02%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, KS  0.36% ($39,889 average AGI)
from Osage County, KS  0.23% ($30,663)
from Jackson County, KS  0.22% ($31,796)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Kansas average:

6.89%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.02%
Kansas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, KS  0.44% ($35,175 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.37% ($40,178)
to Osage County, KS  0.18% ($34,585)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Topeka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 259
Total length: 2,376 meters (7,795ft)
Total costs: $85,510,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,714,139
Total average daily truck traffic: 273,571

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 6
  • 1930-1939: 7
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 26
  • 1960-1969: 64
  • 1970-1979: 44
  • 1980-1989: 21
  • 1990-1999: 66
  • 2000-2009: 15
  • 2010-2012: 2
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: 355 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Topeka, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 119 (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: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 714 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Topeka)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Topeka)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 189 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1304
  • Hazardous Condition: 366
  • Service Call: 61
  • Good Intent Call: 103

Incident types - Topeka

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

Topeka on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage in 2005"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 (66612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #12 (66606) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 (66610) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (66612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
  • #88 (66607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other West Indian first ancestries"
  • #88 (66618) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ryan Michael Yamka (38)
  • Samer Al-Murrani (15)
  • Xiangming Gao (8)
  • Kathy Lynn Gross (6)
  • Micah Aaron Forstein (4)
  • Nolan Zebulon Frantz (4)
  • Aaron Dean Kovar (4)
  • Thomas Alan Sells (4)
  • Lauren Jay Kats (4)
  • Fernando Qvyjt (4)

Total of 165 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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