Topeka, IN (Town Center)




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About Topeka, IN (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Topeka is $314,266, which is more expensive than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 71.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Topeka Town Center is currently $764, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 65.1% of Indiana neighborhoods.

Topeka Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Topeka, Indiana.

Real estate in the Town Center of Topeka, IN is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Real estate vacancies in Topeka Town Center are 5.6%, which is lower than one will find in 71.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Topeka Town Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Topeka, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Topeka Town Center neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 37.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 14.7% of residents in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Topeka Town Center neighborhood has more Swiss and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 2.7% have Arab ancestry.

Topeka Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 59.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.8% of the adult residents in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Topeka Town Center neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 12.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Indiana. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Topeka are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Topeka Town Center neighborhood, 62.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (13.5%), and 3.8% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Topeka, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.7%). There are also a number of people of Swiss ancestry (4.8%), and residents who report Dutch roots (3.1%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (2.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 28.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German and Arabic.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Topeka Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (37.1%) carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (32.9%) and 14.7% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. Despite relying on the automobile to get to work, residents of this neighborhood share the ride more than most neighborhoods, reducing traffic, pollution, and saving money.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Topeka 0.101011101001110
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Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of IN school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Westview Jr Sr High School
1635 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
06-12
Westview Elementary School
1715 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
05-06
Meadowview Elementary Sch
7950 W 050 S
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-05
Shipshewana Scott Elem School
Middlebury St 217
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-04
Topeka Elementary School
Main St 39
Topeka, IN, 46571
KG-04

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