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Population (year 2000): 122,377. Estimated population in July 2005: 121,946 (-0.4% change)
Males: 58,759 (48.0%), Females: 63,618 (52.0%)

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Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $35,928 (year 2000)
Median house value: $68,800 (year 2000)

Topeka, KS residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Topeka:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.1%)
  • Black (11.7%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Other race (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.0%), United States (6.9%), French (3.2%), Swedish (2.5%).

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Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles

Topeka,

For population 25 years and over in Topeka

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topeka city

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

3.3% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,581 (+1.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (78.0 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (438.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lake, KS (12.4 miles Silver KS (12.7 miles Auburn, KS Meriden, (13.3 miles KS (14.5 miles Hoyt, KS (15.3 miles Carbondale, Willard, KS (17.8 miles) , KS Scranton, (18.3 miles KS (19.2 miles Rossville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 160 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 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

Latitude: 39.04 N, Longitude: 95.69 W

Area code: 785


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Topeka, Kansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +26,568 (+21.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 50,361 (86.4%)


 

Crime in Topeka by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 15 18 22 8 16 8
    per 100,000 12.3 14.7 18.0 6.5 13.1 6.5
Rapes 101 61 84 73 52 50
    per 100,000 82.5 49.8 68.6 59.7 42.5 40.9
Robberies 377 472 358 409 298 246
    per 100,000 308.1 385.7 292.5 334.2 243.5 201.0
Assaults 615 727 611 499 362 332
    per 100,000 502.5 594.1 499.3 407.8 295.8 271.3
Burglaries 2,436 2,727 2,046 1,767 1,518 1,401
    per 100,000 1990.6 2228.4 1671.9 1443.9 1240.4 1144.8
Thefts 9,107 8,067 7,632 7,863 7,183 6,983
    per 100,000 7441.8 6591.9 6236.5 6425.2 5869.6 5706.1
Auto thefts 699 984 777 675 507 659
    per 100,000 571.2 804.1 634.9 551.6 414.3 538.5
720.9 753.2 650.3 614.4 517.0 488.9


Average climate in Topeka, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Topeka, Topeka:

Topeka-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.0 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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 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.


Birthplace of: Charles Curtis - (1860-1936), Vice President of the United States, Annette Bening - (born 1958), actor, Gwendolyn Brooks - (born 1917), poet, John Parrella - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Nov 22, 1969), Brian Bailey - College football player (Western Michigan Broncos), Mark Anderson - College basketball player (Robert Morris Colonials), Michael Williams - College basketball player (Northern Iowa Panthers), Raphael Posey - College basketball player (Tex San Antonio Roadrunners).


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/medical centers in Topeka:
  • KANSAS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1504 SW 8TH AVE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF TOPEKA (1700 W 7TH ST SUITE 840)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (1700 W 7TH ST)
  • STORMONT VAIL HEALTHCARE (1500 SW 10TH ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Topeka:
  • FORBES FIELD (about 7 miles; TOPEKA, KS; ID: FOE)
  • MANHATTAN RGNL (about 68 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; ID: MHK)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 71 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MCI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Topeka:
  • PHILIP BILLARD MUNI (about 6 miles; TOPEKA, KS; ID: TOP)
  • POMONA LAKE (about 25 miles; LYNDON, KS; ID: 39K)
  • OSAGE CITY MUNI (about 29 miles; OSAGE CITY, KS; ID: 53K)

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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17 $65,528 $46,255 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 102 $315,163 $37,078 120 $71,999
Sewerage 80 $317,576 $47,636 0 $0
Financial Administration 37 $184,661 $59,890 0 $0
Correction 5 $13,671 $32,810 0 $0
Natural Resources 13 $34,235 $31,601 0 $0
Streets and Highways 120 $433,138 $43,313 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 272 $1,124,442 $49,607 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 45 $152,985 $40,796 0 $0
Police - Other 60 $151,544 $30,308 2 $4,680
Firefighters 219 $886,649 $48,583 0 $0
Fire - Other 23 $87,652 $45,731 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 85 $235,505 $33,247 0 $0
Transit 73 $216,483 $35,586 5 $4,134
Water Supply 117 $397,068 $40,724 0 $0
Other Government Administration 55 $183,764 $40,093 0 $0
Totals for Government 1323 $4,800,065 $43,538 127 $80,813


Colleges/Universities in Topeka:
  • WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA (Full-time enrollment: 4,472; Location: 1700 SW COLLEGE AVENUE; Public; Website: www.washburn.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • KAW AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 444; Location: 5724 HUNTOON; Public)
  • TOPEKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 260; Location: 1620 NW GAGE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.educationamerica.com)
  • BRYAN CAREER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 107; Location: 1527 SW FAIRLAWN RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryancareercolleges.com)
  • BAKER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 88; Location: 1500 SW 10TH; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bakeru.edu)
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 71; Location: 901 SW 37TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • STUPPY MID-AMERICA SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN (Location: 1720 SW 42ND ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stuppy.com)
  • TOPEKA INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 5120 W 28TH; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Topeka:
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 30 miles; LAWRENCE, KS; Full-time enrollment: 22,506)
  • EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; EMPORIA, KS; FT enrollment: 4,528)
  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; FT enrollment: 19,210)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 66 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; FT enrollment: 2,168)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; FT enrollment: 8,857)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 4,180)
Public high schools in Topeka:
  • TOPEKA HIGH (Students: 1,861; Location: 800 SW 10TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WASHBURN RURAL HIGH (Students: 1,605; Location: 5900 SW 61ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TOPEKA WEST HIGH (Students: 1,053; Location: 2001 SW FAIRLAWN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HIGH (Students: 1,018; Location: 2424 SE CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SEAMAN HIGH (Students: 770; Location: 4850 ROCHESTER RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • HOPE STREET CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 238; Location: 1900 SW HOPE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Topeka:
  • HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 401 GAGE BOULEVARD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CAIR PARAVEL LATIN SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 635 SOUTHWEST CLAY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 3711 SW MUNSON; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTR (Students: 105; Location: 3710 N TOPEKA BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • KNOLLWOOD BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 1813 SW 29TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FAITH BAPT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 2401 BELLE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Topeka:
  • WASHBURN RURAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 5620 SW 61ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILLIAMS SCIENCE AND FINE ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 1301 SE MONROE ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JAY SHIDELER ELEMENTARY (Students: 575; Location: 4948 SW WANAMAKER; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MARJORIE FRENCH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 5257 SW 33RD ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SCOTT COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY MAGNET (Students: 564; Location: 401 SE MARKET ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEADOWS ELEMENTARY (Students: 553; Location: 201 SW CLAY ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JARDINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 2600 SW 33RD ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • INDIAN HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 548; Location: 7445 SW 29TH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WANAMAKER ELEM (Students: 524; Location: 6630 SW 10TH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SHAWNEE HEIGHTS ELEM (Students: 513; Location: 2410 SE BURTON DR; Grades: PK - 06)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Topeka:
  • MOST PURE HEART-MARY SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 1750 STONE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING [TOPEKA] (Students: 344; Location: 5973 SW 25TH; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TOPEKA COLLEGIATE (Students: 285; Location: 2200 SW EVENINGSIDE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TOPEKA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 701 ROOSEVELT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 1000 EAST 28TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY NAME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 934 S.W. CLAY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ASSUMPTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 735 JACKSON; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART (Students: 141; Location: 1725 NE SEWARD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 210 NORTH BRANNER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 3102 NORTH TOPEKA AVE; Grades: PK - 10)
Library in Topeka:
  • TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,396,341; Location: 1515 SW 10TH AVE; 509,308 books; 30,308 audio materials; 46,835 video materials; 1,401 serial subscriptions)
 

Topeka compared to Kansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
  • 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.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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