Topeka Metro Area, Kansas 

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Population

230,878

+0.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$50,797

Median Home Price

$148,100

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Best Places to Live in Topeka Metro Area, Kansas

Capital city - Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the Topeka metro area, 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
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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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Kansas
County:
Metro Area: Topeka Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Topeka, Soldier township, 94 total
Zip Codes: 66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66618, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66617, 66609, 58 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 877 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Topeka Metro Area is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Topeka Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Topeka Metro Area's cost of living is 19.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Topeka Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Topeka metro area remained moderately Republican, 52.1% to 45.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Topeka Metro Area's population is 230,878 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Topeka Metro Area is Real Estate: $148,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.3%.

SCHOOLS
Topeka Metro Area public schools spend $11,459 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Topeka Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Topeka

It's a good time to buy in Topeka. Home Appreciation is up 12.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Topeka is $148,100.

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ZIP CODES IN TOPEKA METRO AREA, KANSAS
66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66618, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66617, 66609, 58 total

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