Topeka, Kansas 

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KANSAS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

14,990

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,666,889

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

127,139

+0.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$41,412

Median Home Price

$111,500

Best Places to Live in Topeka, Kansas

Capital city - Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Topeka, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Capital-city amenities
-Cost of living
-Healthcare
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Property crime rate

 $78,000 
735 NE Twiss Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1 | 1537 SqFt
 $34,950 
1027 SW Woodward Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 864 SqFt
 $320,000 
2608 SW Windermere Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2831 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Topeka Metro Area

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Kansas
County: Shawnee County
Metro Area: Topeka Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Topeka
Zip Codes: 66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66609, 66616, 66608, 14 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 877 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Topeka is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Topeka jobs have decreased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Topeka's cost of living is 21.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Topeka's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Topeka, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Shawnee county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Topeka's population is 127,139 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Topeka is $111,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education


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Housing Market in Topeka

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Reviews for Topeka   28 Reviews
Why you shouldn't live in Topeka Kansas - 3/26/2019
I live in Topeka this town is awful A lot of crime has been happening here. I don't suggest moving here. This town is also dying out it's mostly old people, meth... Read More

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The best city ever - 12/6/2018
I lived in Topeka most of my life until moving to Katy, Texas...which is a premiere suburb of Houston. Topeka is genuinely missed as it is a superb community to raise a... Read More

TOPEKA IS VERY DANGEROUS TO MOVE TO SHUT IT DOWN - 10/13/2018
also i forgot to mention here too it is also a sanctuary city as well they have illegals here too the government has also cover ups alot of them them too as well.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN TOPEKA, KANSAS
66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66609, 66616, 66608, 14 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN TOPEKA
$78,000
735 NE Twiss Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1

$34,950
1027 SW Woodward Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$320,000
2608 SW Windermere Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$16,900
1638 SW Fillmore St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$158,950
3600 SE California Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$354,900
5816 SW Clarion Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$699,500
5624 SW 38th St
Bed 5 | Bath 8

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