Topeka, Kansas 

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Population

124,558

+0.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$41,412

Median Home Price

$138,900

Median Age

37.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.6 / 5.7

summer / winter

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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.

Topeka, KS Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Capital-city amenities
Cost of living
Healthcare
Cons
Economy
Entertainment
Property crime rate


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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
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 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Shawnee county flipped Democratic, 49.9% to 47.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Topeka's population is 124,558 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $138,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.7%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Topeka. Home Appreciation is up 13.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Topeka is $138,900.

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Reviews for Topeka   28 Reviews
LORETTA LYNN SCARED ME AWAY FROM TOPEKA ): - 10/16/2020
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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

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


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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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