Latest Data (2016)
Population 126,808
Nationwide Rank 217

Quick Facts

Topeka, Kansas is the 217th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Topeka, Kansas is a city.

Topeka, Kansas is currently 0.5% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Topeka, Kansas's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Topeka, Kansas Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
207 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 131,127 7.6%
208 Visalia, California 131,074 37.0%
209 Coral Springs, Florida 130,059 8.6%
210 New Haven, Connecticut 129,934 4.9%
211 Stamford, Connecticut 129,113 9.8%
212 Thousand Oaks, California 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord, California 128,726 5.2%
214 Elizabeth, New Jersey 128,640 6.4%
215 Lafayette, Louisiana 127,626 14.0%
216 Kent, Washington 127,514 58.1%
217 Topeka, Kansas 126,808 2.7%
218 Simi Valley, California 126,327 12.8%
219 Santa Clara, California 125,948 23.0%
220 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 123,371 22.4%
221 Hartford, Connecticut 123,243 -0.7%
222 Victorville, California 122,265 89.4%
223 Abilene, Texas 122,225 5.4%
224 Norman, Oklahoma 122,180 26.1%
225 Vallejo, California 121,299 3.3%
226 Berkeley, California 121,240 17.6%
227 Round Rock, Texas 120,892 99.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kansas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
128 Overland Park 188,966 24.5%
171 Kansas City 151,709 3.3%
193 Olathe 135,473 44.3%
217 Topeka 126,808 2.7%
326 Lawrence 95,358 18.3%
555 Shawnee 65,194 34.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
2009 124,331 198
2008 123,692 195
2007 122,912 194
2006 122,321 193
2005 121,843 193
2004 121,883 192
2003 122,462 190
2002 122,550 187
2001 123,086 183
2000 123,386 179
1990 120,847 152
1890 31,007 98