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Topeka township, KS map Land area: 11.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 931 (33% urban, 67% rural)
Males: 475  (51.0%)
Females: 456  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 931 (796 owner occupied, 135 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

31%


Races in Topeka township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.5%
  • Black: 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.42

Topeka township:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,076 ($32,176 in 1999)
This township:

$36,076
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $241, upper quartile is $410)
Here:

$352
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $54,166 (it was $35,900 in 2000)
Topeka township:

$54,166
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,686 - $173,779

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $162,185
Here:

$162,185
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $29,591
Here:

$29,591
State:

$34,057
Population density: 84 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Topeka township: Central Crossing Commerce Park (A), Lake Shawnee Golf Course (B), South Topeka Industrial Park (C), Southwest Industrial Plaza (D), Shawnee County Parks Police Department (E), Shawnee Heights Fire Protection District Station 23 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lynn Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 20 (0% naturalized citizens)

Topeka township:  2.1%
State:  5.0%

48% of Topeka township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 563
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 154
  • South: 71
  • West: 86

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Topeka township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 212
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • Mobile homes: 179

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,100


Housing units in Topeka township with a mortgage: 93 (18 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 59

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 52
  • 1990 to 1994: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 66
  • 1970 to 1979: 112
  • 1960 to 1969: 39
  • 1950 to 1959: 38
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 129
  • 3 bedrooms: 137
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Topeka township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 113
  • 2 vehicles: 147
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Topeka township:

  • German (43.0%)
  • United States or American (18.1%)
  • English (11.6%)
  • Norwegian (4.4%)
  • Scottish (3.8%)
  • European (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.2%)

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

  • El Salvador (50%)
  • Honduras (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 494 (99%)
  • Carpooled: 7 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

96.2% of residents of Topeka township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 894
  • In family households: 739 (221 male householders, 21 female householders)
    202 spouses, 210 children (172 natural, 0 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 9 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 155 (73 male householders (60 living alone)), 56 female householders (47 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 87 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 45 4-persons, 28 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 107 1-person, 22 2-persons,

166 married couples with children.
66 single-parent households (20 men, 46 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Topeka township:

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