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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 $310,543, which is more expensive than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 71.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Topeka Town Center is currently $664, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 94.9% 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 before 1940.

In Topeka Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 3.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Topeka Town Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Topeka Town Center neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Topeka Town Center neighborhood has more Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry.

Topeka Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.0% 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 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 17.9% of residents in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 37.8% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Topeka Town Center neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.2% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Topeka Town Center neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 63.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.4% 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 95.4% 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 10.9% 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 47.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.2% 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 63.7% 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, 61.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 15.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (12.8%), and 5.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Topeka, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.5%). There are also a number of people of Swiss ancestry (8.1%), and residents who report Arab roots (2.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.1%), 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 24.5% 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 (39.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (37.8%) 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 (29.9%) and 17.9% 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
Town Center 0.101011101001110
Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88

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Topeka VIOLENT CRIMES

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Town Center 0.101011101001110
Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 25.96

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

WESTVIEW SCHOOL CORPORATION


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District Quality Compared to Indiana

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Better than of IN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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 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 Elementary School
1715 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
05-06
Westview Jr-Sr High School
1635 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
06-12
Topeka Elementary School
Main St 39
Topeka, IN, 46571
KG-04
Shipshewana-Scott Elementary School
Middlebury St 217
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-04
Meadowview Elementary School
7950 W 050 S
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-06

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