The City of Topeka is the 5th largest city in Kansas with a population of 129,163 as of July 1, 2016. Topeka ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Topeka is located at latitude 39.0347 and longitude -95.6948 in Shawnee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Topeka (see map below) encompass a land area of 60.86 sq. miles and a water area of 1.3 sq. miles. Shawnee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.
The City of Topeka (GNIS ID: 485655) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Topeka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Topeka: Google, Mid-Continent, Pomme de Terre, Too Beega, Topage, Topeca, To-pe-ka, To-poo-ka.
|Population in Households||125,079|
|Population in Familes||92,889|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,084|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||60,177 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||30,586 (50.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||23,470 (39.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||6,121 (10.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$97,959|
|Average Home Value||$126,171|
|Median Household Income||$42,645|
|Average Household Income||$58,632|
|Per Capita Income||$25,037|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.54%|
|Per Capita Income||1.37%|
The table below compares Topeka to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density1||# 35||95th|
|Diversity Index2||# 32||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 452||33rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 327||51st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.