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. Topeka has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Topeka is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.98% of the Topeka workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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.
The overall crime rate in Topeka is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Topeka is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Topeka has a very low overall level of education: only 8.58% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
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.