Also See: Topeka, KS ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Topeka is the 5th largest city in Kansas with a population of 126,340 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.0483 and longitude -95.678 in Shawnee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Topeka 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Topeka: Google, Mid-Continent, Pomme de Terre, Too Beega, Topage, Topeca, To-pe-ka, To-poo-ka.
|Total Population||126,340 (100%)|
|Population in Households||122,255 (96.8%)|
|Population in Families||90,034 (71.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4,085 ( 3.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$45,263|
|Average Household Income||$64,143|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,915|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||60,239 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||34,295 (56.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||18,749 (31.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,196 (11.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$116,861|
|Average Home Value||$146,370|
|Housing Affordability Index3||190|
|Average Household Size||2.3|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.03%|
|Per Capita Income||1.6%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.2%|
The table below compares Topeka to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density||# 32||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 502||25th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 227||34th|
|Per Capita Income||# 355||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 35||95th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.