Everything You Need to Know About the City of Topeka Kansas

In 2017, Topeka, Kansas had a population of 127k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $46,087. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Topeka, KS declined from 127,472 to 127,139, a -0.261% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,740 to $46,087, a 5.37% increase.

The number of inhabitants in Topeka, KS is 68.9% White Alone, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 10% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Topeka, KS communicate in a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. residents. 

The largest universities in Topeka, KS are Washburn University (1,518 degrees awarded in 2017), Washburn Institute of Technology (1,167 degrees), and Rasmussen College-Kansas (92 degrees).

The median property value in Topeka, KS is $100,400, and the homeownership rate is 56.8%. Most people in Topeka, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Topeka, KS is 2 cars per household.


Education in Topeka

In 2017, universities in Topeka, KS awarded 2,812 degrees. The student population of Topeka, KS is skewed towards women, with 3,572 male students and 4,922 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Topeka, KS are White (1,740 and 63.4%), followed by Unknown (501 and 18.3%), Hispanic or Latino (153 and 5.57%), and Two or More Races (151 and 5.5%).

The largest universities in Topeka, KS by the number of degrees awarded are Washburn University (1,518 and 54%), Washburn Institute of Technology (1,167 and 41.5%), and Rasmussen College-Kansas (92 and 3.27%).

The most popular majors in Topeka, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (283 and 10.1%), Registered Nursing (226 and 8.04%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (156 and 5.55%).

The median tuition costs in Topeka, KS are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $7,868 and $17,808 respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Topeka

The economy of Topeka, KS employs 59.5k people and Topeka has an unemployment rate of 3.7%. Topeka has seen the job market decreased by -0.5% over the last year. Future job development throughout the following ten years is anticipated to be 23.9%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%. The biggest businesses in Topeka, KS are Health Care and Social Assistance (10,163 people), Retail Trade (6,745 people), and Manufacturing (5,896 people), and the most lucrative ventures are Management of Companies and Enterprises ($94,833), Utilities ($68,393), and Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities ($53,140).

Households in Topeka, KS have a median annual income of $46,087, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,740 in 2016, which represents a 5.37% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Topeka

– The Sales Tax Rate for Topeka is 9.0%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Topeka is 5.7%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Topeka

– The average income of a Topeka resident is $24,155 a year.

– The Median household income of a Topeka resident is $41,412 a year.