Statewide Claims to Fame

Topeka is 3rd in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Retail sales

Topeka is 3rd in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Households

Topeka is 3rd in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Two or More

Topeka is 4th in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Topeka is 4th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Housing units

Topeka is 4th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Size in square miles

Topeka is 5th in Kansas out of 60 other cities in Current population (2012)

Topeka is 8th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Topeka is 8th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Topeka is 10th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Female residents

Topeka, Kansas Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Current population (2012) 127,939 5th 2,885,905 313,914,040
Size in square miles 60.2 4th 81,758.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,118.6 15th 34.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 33rd 7.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.4% 43rd 25.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.3% 24th 13.7% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.4% 39th 89.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 27.7% 26th 29.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Race - White 76.2% 52nd 87.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 11.3% 8th 6.2% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.4% 8th 1.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.3% 31st 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 32nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.9% 3rd 2.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.4% 12th 11.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 69.7% 51st 77.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Female residents 52.2% 10th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.5% 23rd 6.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Housing units 59,582 4th 1,237,651 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.2% 11th 17.6% 25.9%
Households 54,409 3rd 1,104,479 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.5% 52nd 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $95,600 38th $125,500 $186,200
People per household 2.3 52nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Income per capita $23,803 31st $26,545 $27,915
Income per household $40,362 44th $50,594 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.9% 11th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Topeka Rank Kansas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 8,897 4th 237,040 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,136,564 3rd $34,538,332 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,383 18th $12,444 $12,990

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