Topeka is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,225 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Topeka is the 289th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Topeka was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Topeka home prices are not only among the most expensive in Indiana, but Topeka real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
When you are in Topeka, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.98% of Topeka’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Topeka is a town of production and manufacturing workers, managers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Topeka who work in management occupations (11.68%), sales jobs (9.90%), and office and administrative support (4.57%).
Also of interest is that Topeka has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Topeka’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Being a small town, Topeka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Topeka, just 8.58% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Topeka in 2018 was $25,280, which is middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,120 for a family of four. However, Topeka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Topeka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Topeka residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Topeka include German, European, Swiss, Irish, and Other Arab.
The most common language spoken in Topeka is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and West Germanic languages.