Topeka, KS Population

By | June 16, 2019

Population: 122,377. Estimated population in July 2020: 121,946 (-0.4% change)
Males: 58,759 (48.0%), Females: 63,618 (52.0%)

The city of Topeka is located in Shawnee County, Kansas. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Kansas.

Zip codes: 66603, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66608, 66609, 66610, 66611, 66612, 66614, 66615, 66616, 66617, 66618, 66619.

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $35,928
Median house value: $68,800

Races in Topeka:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.1%)
  • Black (11.7%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Other race (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.0%), United States (6.9%), French (3.2%), Swedish (2.5%).

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles

Map of Topeka, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Topeka

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topeka city

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

3.3% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,581 (+1.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Topeka:

  • KANSAS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1504 SW 8TH AVE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF TOPEKA (1700 W 7TH ST SUITE 840)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (1700 W 7TH ST)
  • STORMONT VAIL HEALTHCARE (1500 SW 10TH ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Topeka:

  • FORBES FIELD (about 7 miles; TOPEKA, KS; Abbreviation: FOE)
  • MANHATTAN RGNL (about 68 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; Abbreviation: MHK)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 71 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; Abbreviation: MCI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Topeka:

  • PHILIP BILLARD MUNI (about 6 miles; TOPEKA, KS; Abbreviation: TOP)
  • POMONA LAKE (about 25 miles; LYNDON, KS; Abbreviation: 39K)
  • OSAGE CITY MUNI (about 29 miles; OSAGE CITY, KS; Abbreviation: 53K)
Amtrak station:
TOPEKA (5TH & HOLLIDAY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

 

Colleges/Universities in Topeka:

  • WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA (Full-time enrollment: 4,472; Location: 1700 SW COLLEGE AVENUE; Public; Website: www.washburn.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • KAW AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 444; Location: 5724 HUNTOON; Public)
  • TOPEKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 260; Location: 1620 NW GAGE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.educationamerica.com)
  • BRYAN CAREER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 1527 SW FAIRLAWN RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryancareercolleges.com)
  • BAKER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 88; Location: 1500 SW 10TH; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bakeru.edu)
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 71; Location: 901 SW 37TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • STUPPY MID-AMERICA SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN (Location: 1720 SW 42ND ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stuppy.com)
  • TOPEKA INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 5120 W 28TH; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Topeka:

  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 30 miles; LAWRENCE, KS; Full-time enrollment: 22,506)
  • EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; EMPORIA, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,528)
  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; Full-time enrollment: 19,210)
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 66 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,168)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,857)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)

Schools

Public high schools in Topeka:

  • TOPEKA HIGH (Students: 1,861; Location: 800 SW 10TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WASHBURN RURAL HIGH (Students: 1,605; Location: 5900 SW 61ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TOPEKA WEST HIGH (Students: 1,053; Location: 2001 SW FAIRLAWN RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HIGHLAND PARK HIGH (Students: 1,018; Location: 2424 SE CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SEAMAN HIGH (Students: 770; Location: 4850 ROCHESTER RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • HOPE STREET CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 238; Location: 1900 SW HOPE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Topeka:

  • HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 401 GAGE BOULEVARD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • CAIR PARAVEL LATIN SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 635 SOUTHWEST CLAY; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CORNERSTONE FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 3711 SW MUNSON; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTR (Students: 105; Location: 3710 N TOPEKA BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • KNOLLWOOD BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 1813 SW 29TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FAITH BAPT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 2401 BELLE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • WASHBURN RURAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 5620 SW 61ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WILLIAMS SCIENCE AND FINE ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 1301 SE MONROE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JAY SHIDELER ELEMENTARY (Students: 575; Location: 4948 SW WANAMAKER; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MARJORIE FRENCH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 5257 SW 33RD ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SCOTT COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY MAGNET (Students: 564; Location: 401 SE MARKET ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MEADOWS ELEMENTARY (Students: 553; Location: 201 SW CLAY ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JARDINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 2600 SW 33RD ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • INDIAN HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 548; Location: 7445 SW 29TH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WANAMAKER ELEM (Students: 524; Location: 6630 SW 10TH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SHAWNEE HEIGHTS ELEM (Students: 513; Location: 2410 SE BURTON DR; Grades: PK – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Topeka:

  • MOST PURE HEART-MARY SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 1750 STONE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING [TOPEKA] (Students: 344; Location: 5973 SW 25TH; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TOPEKA COLLEGIATE (Students: 285; Location: 2200 SW EVENINGSIDE DR; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TOPEKA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 701 ROOSEVELT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MATTHEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 1000 EAST 28TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY NAME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 934 S.W. CLAY ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ASSUMPTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 735 JACKSON; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART (Students: 141; Location: 1725 NE SEWARD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 210 NORTH BRANNER; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 3102 NORTH TOPEKA AVE; Grades: PK – 10)

Libraries

Library in Topeka:

  • TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,396,341; Location: 1515 SW 10TH AVE; 509,308 books; 30,308 audio materials; 46,835 video materials; 1,401 serial subscriptions)