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Tecumseh township, KS map Land area: 35.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 7,822 (70% urban, 30% rural)
Males: 3,868  (49.5%)
Females: 3,954  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,822 (7,265 owner occupied, 557 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

31%


Races in Tecumseh township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.2%
  • Black: 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.5
Median age of females: 41.5

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Average household size: 2.75

Tecumseh township:

2.8 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,478 ($58,399 in 1999)
This township:

$65,478
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $533, upper quartile is $730)
Here:

$558
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $165,515 (it was $109,700 in 2000)
Tecumseh township:

$165,515
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $133,581 - $198,287

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $167,708
Here:

$167,708
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,401
Here:

$152,401
State:

$149,604

In 2-unit structures: $180,243
Here:

$180,243
State:

$124,513

Mobile homes: $35,515
Here:

$35,515
State:

$34,057
Population density: 224 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.0%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Click to draw/clear Tecumseh township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tecumseh township: Topeka Service Area (A), Lake Shawnee Campground (B), Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 Police Office (C), KMAJ - AM (Topeka) (D), Shawnee Heights Fire Protection District Station 21 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tecumseh township include: Tecumseh United Methodist Church (A), East Side Baptist Church (B), Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church (C), Walnut View Christian Church (D), Grace Bible Church (E), Highland Heights Christian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bauer Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Jivaro (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Tecumseh Creek (A), Shunganunga Creek (B), Whetstone Creek (C), Stinson Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 44 (80% naturalized citizens)

Tecumseh township:  0.6%
State:  5.0%

68% of Tecumseh township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5850
  • Northeast: 79
  • Midwest: 867
  • South: 554
  • West: 302

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Tecumseh township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,605
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 48
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 58
  • Mobile homes: 76
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Tecumseh township with a mortgage: 1,609 (211 second mortgage, 272 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 659

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 221
  • 1990 to 1994: 289
  • 1980 to 1989: 558
  • 1970 to 1979: 957
  • 1960 to 1969: 474
  • 1950 to 1959: 125
  • 1940 to 1949: 57
  • 1939 or earlier: 153

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tecumseh township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 91
  • 5 rooms: 407
  • 6 rooms: 620
  • 7 rooms: 466
  • 8 rooms: 416
  • 9 or more rooms: 520

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tecumseh township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 84
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tecumseh township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 338
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,446
  • 4 bedrooms: 619
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 161

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tecumseh township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 129
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Tecumseh township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 372
  • 2 vehicles: 1,316
  • 3 vehicles: 574
  • 4 vehicles: 226
  • 5 or more vehicles: 76

Cars and other vehicles available in Tecumseh township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 107
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Tecumseh township:

  • German (31.6%)
  • English (13.3%)
  • Irish (10.4%)
  • United States or American (8.5%)
  • European (5.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.3%)
  • Scottish (2.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (52%)
  • Cuba (27%)
  • Ecuador (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,417 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 333 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (0%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 182 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (1%)

95.5% of residents of Tecumseh township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,721
  • In family households: 7,201 (2,011 male householders, 419 female householders)
    2,145 spouses, 2,280 children (2,118 natural, 72 adopted, 90 stepchildren), 166 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 100 other relatives, 29 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 520 (224 male householders (176 living alone)), 229 female householders (211 living alone)), 67 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,170 2-persons, 512 3-persons, 459 4-persons, 185 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 387 1-person, 66 2-persons,

1,662 married couples with children.
289 single-parent households (64 men, 225 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 89
Here:

10.6%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

23.4%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Tecumseh township:

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