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Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is also an agricultural, industrial and transportation center serving a large portion of north and central Kansas. Highlights in the traditionally laid-out downtown include the statehouse, Kansas Museum of History, Brown vs. Board of Education historic site, and Heartland Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports complex. Costs of living and housing prices are low, particularly for a capital city. But property crime rates are high for the region and projected job and income growth are low. That said, a low cost of living brings a high Buying Power Index. There isn’t much to do, and the area has lagged behind other Kansas cities aesthetically, socially and economically. Excellent entertainment and cultural amenities are available in the university town of Lawrence, 20 miles east, and in the Kansas City area.


Capital city - Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Kansas
County: Shawnee County
Metro Area: Topeka Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Topeka
Zip Codes: 66614, 66604, ... 14 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 877 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Topeka

    The unemployment rate in Topeka is 4.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Topeka jobs have Increased by 0.11 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Topeka's cost of living is 19.10% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Topeka's Cost of Living
    Topeka's population is 127,265 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.16 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Topeka is $93,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.03%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Topeka public schools spend $12,114 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.4 students per teacher in Topeka. Learn more...

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Topeka economy spawns a lot of its problems

The economy here is terrible. My wife and i moved to Kansas from California 20 years ago. We knew California was getting bad with crime, taxes, gas prices, cost of... (Read More)




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