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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Topeka is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.49% 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, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Topeka who work in sales jobs (9.62%), healthcare (7.16%), and office and administrative support (4.92%).
Topeka’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small town, Topeka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Topeka has a very low overall level of education: only 8.97% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Topeka in 2010 was $16,856, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,424 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, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Topeka include Other Arab, Swiss, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Topeka is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Arabic.