What is the current population of Topeka?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Topeka is 125,963. Topeka, Kansas is the 223rd largest city in the US.

Topeka Geography [top]

What county is Topeka, Kansas in?

Topeka is located entirely in Shawnee County.

What is the size of Topeka, Kansas in square miles?

Topeka has an area of 60.2 square miles. Topeka is the 4th largest city, by area, in Kansas.

Topeka Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Topeka?

The peak population of Topeka was in 2010, when its population was 127,473. In 2010, Topeka was the 193rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 223rd largest city in the US. Topeka is currently 1.2% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Topeka growing?

Topeka has grown 2.0% since the 2000. Topeka, Kansas's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Topeka, Kansas?

Topeka has a population density of 2,118.6 people per square mile.

Topeka Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Topeka, Kansas?

The total voting age population of Topeka, Kansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 93,805. The voting age population is 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 17.4% of the residents of Topeka are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Topeka, Kansas?

The racial demographics of Topeka are 78.4% White, 10.5% Black, 4.4% Two or more races, 3.8% Other, 1.8% Asian, 1.1% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 15.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas residents are below the poverty line?

In Topeka, 14.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 17.9%. On a per-household basis, 9.3% of families are below the poverty line in Topeka.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 63.5% of Topeka residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Topeka, Kansas residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.3% of Topeka residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 28.6% have a bachelor's degree and 10.2% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Topeka residents aged 5 and older, 10.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.1% speak an Asian language.

Topeka Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Topeka, Kansas?

The unemployment rate in Topeka is 4.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas residents work for the government?

In Topeka, 19.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Topeka, Kansas?

The median household income in Topeka is $47,999.

Topeka Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Topeka, Kansas?

In Topeka, 56.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Topeka, Kansas?

Renters occupy 43.7% of housing units in Topeka.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Topeka, 18.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Topeka, Kansas housing units were built after 2000?

In Topeka, 8.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,900 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Topeka, Kansas?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Topeka is $816.

What percentage of households in Topeka, Kansas have broadband internet?

In Topeka, 69.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Topeka Population By Year

Population Graph For Topeka
Year Population Rank in US
2021 125,963 223
2020 126,269 220
2019 125,310 221
2018 125,904 220
2017 126,587 219
2016 126,808 217
2015 127,265 215
2014 127,215 213
2013 127,679 202
2012 127,939 198
2011 128,035 194
2010 127,473 193
2000 123,386 179
1990 120,847 152
1890 31,007 98

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
213 Coral Springs, Florida 132,822 10.9%
214 Midland, Texas 131,325 38.2%
215 Norman, Oklahoma 128,097 32.3%
216 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 127,358 26.4%
217 Santa Clara, California 127,151 24.1%
218 Columbia, Missouri 126,853 47.5%
219 Fargo, North Dakota 126,748 39.3%
220 Pearland, Texas 125,990 173.5%
221 Simi Valley, California 125,975 12.5%
222 Meridian, Idaho 125,963 242.9%
223 Topeka, Kansas 125,963 2.0%
224 Allentown, Pennsylvania 125,944 18.1%
225 Thousand Oaks, California 125,754 7.0%
226 Abilene, Texas 125,070 7.9%
227 Vallejo, California 124,886 6.4%
228 Concord, California 124,074 1.4%
229 Round Rock, Texas 123,876 104.1%
230 Arvada, Colorado 123,436 20.7%
231 Clovis, California 122,989 75.9%
232 Palm Bay, Florida 122,942 54.4%
233 Independence, Missouri 122,088 7.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kansas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
127 Overland Park 197,106 29.9%
170 Kansas City 154,545 5.2%
191 Olathe 143,014 52.3%
223 Topeka 125,963 2.0%
348 Lawrence 95,256 18.2%
557 Shawnee 67,511 38.8%

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