Topeka is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,203 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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Topeka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Topeka is a blue-collar town, with 53.62% 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, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Topeka who work in sales jobs (8.37%), healthcare (7.69%), and office and administrative support (6.33%).
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.
Topeka is a very car-oriented town. 61.94% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Topeka is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Topeka has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
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 9.13% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Topeka in 2010 was $17,057, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,228 for a family of four.
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 Swiss, European, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Topeka is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and West Germanic languages.