Topeka, KS

126,812 Population
60.9 square miles 2,083.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.4%
was 4.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Population Density
2,083.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.1%
was 56.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.1%
was 5.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Percent Under 18
24.1%
was 23.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Percent 65 and Over
16.5%
was 16.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in KS

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 4.6
Ranked 9th Lowest in KS
Percent Living in Poverty
12.6%
was 18.6%
Ranked 4th Lowest in KS
Median Household Income
$43,740
was $43,860
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.2
45.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
8.7
was 8.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
566.5
was 478.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,193.7
was 5,066.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
59,887
was 59,486
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Median Rent
$730
was $744
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Total Building Permits
86
was 122
 
Occupied Housing Units
51,471
was 52,958
 
Homeownership Rate
53.5%
was 54.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Single Family Building Permits
84
was 88
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
974.4
was 977.4
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.0%
was 21.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 34
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.4
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.7
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.3%
was 96.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in KS

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.2%
was 88.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.1%
was 29.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS

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