Topeka, Kansas 

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Population

127,265

6% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$41,412

Avg. Home Price

$106,900

Best Places to Live in Topeka, Kansas

Capital city - Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City
Pros
-Capital-city amenities
-Cost of living
-Healthcare
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Property crime rate

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Topeka is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Topeka jobs have increased by 0.11%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Topeka's cost of living is 17.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Topeka's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Topeka's population is 127,265 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.16%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Topeka is $106,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.16%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Topeka

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Reviews for Topeka   26 Reviews
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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WARNING DO NOT GO TO OR EVEN MOVE TO TOPEKA KANSAS - 10/13/2018
people should be warned not to move to or back to topeka ks. the news people or the governor are not doing their jobs to warn people do not even think about moving... Read More

Topeka economy spawns a lot of its problems - 6/25/2013
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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ZIP CODES IN TOPEKA, KANSAS
66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66609, 66608, 66616, 14 total
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