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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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.
Topeka is a blue-collar town, with 48.22% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Topeka is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Topeka who work in management occupations (11.16%), sales jobs (9.74%), and office and administrative support (5.94%).
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.
Being a small town, Topeka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Topeka have a very low rate of college education: just 8.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Topeka in 2018 was $20,760, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,040 for a family of four. However, Topeka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Topeka is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Other Arab, Swiss, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Topeka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and West Germanic languages.