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Topeka
  • City in Kansas

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade D+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Topeka is a city in Kansas with a population of 126,431. Topeka is in Shawnee County. Living in Topeka offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Topeka there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Topeka and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Topeka are above average.

About

About Topeka...
Population
126,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$926
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Topeka Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    812.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    47.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    93.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    565.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,580.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    561
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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