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Topeka, KS Metro Area


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2022 population: 231,783   ( 2,087 from 2010)
Land area: 3232.7 square miles
Population density: 71.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:177,423 76.55% 4.9%
Black:14,0906.08% 5.0%
Indian:2,7661.19% 8.7%
Asian:2,9981.29% 29.8%
2+ races:7,9093.41% 24.0%
Hispanic:26,59711.47% 29.0%
Total non-White:54,36023.45% 14.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,785 12.4
Deaths:6,82114.6
Net Migration: -625-1.3
Net Immigration: 1970.4
Change in White population:-9,079 -3.9
Change in Non-White pop.:6,992 3.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
233,870
186,50279.75%
14,8396.34%
3,0281.29%
2,3090.99%
6,3802.73%
20,6158.81%
47,36820.25%

2000
224,551
187,51683.51%
15,1106.73%
2,8751.28%
1,7380.77%
3,9821.77%
13,1385.85%
37,03516.49%

1990
210,257
185,35388.16%
12,8486.11%
2,6421.26%
1,4940.71%
n/a
7,9203.77%
24,90411.84%

1980
203,953
182,87789.67%
11,9385.85%
2,0451.00%
8430.41%
n/a
6,1203.00%
21,07610.33%

1970
197,358
177,45789.92%
11,0215.58%
1,4350.73%
3440.17%
n/a
6,6483.37%
19,901 10.08%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
29,434 13.1
20,5159.1
-3,257-1.5
2,0500.9
-1,014 -0.5
10,333 4.6
1990's
NumberRate
30,026 14.3
21,11310.0
3590.2
1,0650.5
2,163 1.0
12,131 5.8
1980's
NumberRate
31,191 15.3
19,082 9.4
-5,101 -2.5
n/a
2,476 1.2
3,828 1.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-8,601 -4.4
n/a
5,420 2.7
1,175 0.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
40.1
54,153 23.4%
177,630 76.6%
43,964 19.0%
95,742
2.37
59,519 62.2%
45,285 76.1%
5,274 8.9%
36,223 37.8%

2010
NumberPercent
39.1
58,309 24.9%
175,561 75.1%
34,521 14.8%
94,483
2.42
61,383 65.0%
46,197 75.3%
6,676 10.9%
33,100 35.0%

2000
NumberPercent
37.3
57,793 25.7%
166,758 74.3%
31,313 13.9%
89,694
2.44
60,651 67.6%
48,524 80.0%
5,706 9.4%
29,043 32.4%

1990
NumberPercent
34.2
55,439 26.4%
154,818 73.6%
29,117 13.8%
81,962
2.50
56,993 69.5%
47,374 83.1%
4,755 8.3%
24,969 30.5%

1980
NumberPercent
31.3
56,916 27.9%
147,037 72.1%
26,242 12.9%
76,473
2.59
55,349 72.4%
47,955 86.6%
4,001 7.2%
21,124 27.6%

2022 Housing Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units104,653 
Median Value$161,709 
Occupied95,74291.5%
Vacant8,9118.5%
Owned66,99370.0%
Rented28,74930.0%
Median Rent$911 
Single-Family Units83,04779.4%
    Detached78,70275.2%
    Attached4,3454.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units11,74411.2%
Mobile Homes4,1514.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,9795.2%
$10,000 to $14,9993,2573.4%
$15,000 to $19,9993,2163.4%
$20,000 to $24,9993,5313.7%
$25,000 to $29,9994,9615.2%
$30,000 to $34,9993,5153.7%
$35,000 to $39,9994,1714.4%
$40,000 to $44,9993,7303.9%
$45,000 to $49,9994,5584.8%
$50,000 to $59,9998,3378.7%
$60,000 to $74,99910,13510.6%
$75,000 to $99,99912,98113.6%
$100,000 to $124,99910,59211.1%
$125,000 to $149,9996,3146.6%
$150,000 to $199,9996,3926.7%
$200,000 or more5,0735.3%
Median Household Income65,037 
Per Capita Income35,711 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.80 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,4474.6%
Public Assistance1,9172.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps7,9938.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed93,43474.0%
Unemployed3,8913.1%
In Armed Forces4330.3%
Total Labor Force97,75877.5%
Not in Labor Force28,43522.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 25.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector37,90129,32256.4%
Non-Profit3,6377,19233.6%
Self-Employed5,9273,60062.2%
Local Government3,8426,30337.9%
State Government3,7625,38041.2%
Federal Government2,1451,94052.5%
Total Private + Self43,82832,92257.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.13,38620,81539.1%
Total57,21453,73751.6%
Pct. Govt.21.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts16,15014.5%
Sales and Office Occupations22,05419.9%
Professional, Technical26,28323.7%
Service Occupations18,46816.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5150.5%
All others28,13625.3%
White Collar 58.0%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance17,473530.0%
Manufacturing10,834328.6%
Retail trade10,350313.9%
Educational services10,337313.5%
Public administration10,075305.6%
Construction8,706264.1%
Finance and insurance6,580199.6%
Accommodation and food services6,293190.9%
Transportation and warehousing5,460165.6%
Other services5,287160.4%
Professional, scientific, technical4,838146.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,762114.1%
Wholesale trade2,25568.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,96759.7%
Utilities1,92858.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,69151.3%
Information1,57147.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,39042.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2256.8%
Management692.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican21,3849.18%
Puerto Rican1,8470.79%
Cuban3170.14%
Dominican670.03%
Total Central American1,0240.44%
Costa Rican270.01%
Guatemalan4730.20%
Honduran100.00%
Nicaraguan4280.18%
Panamanian80.00%
Salvadoran780.03%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2170.09%
Argentinean150.01%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean90.00%
Colombian1010.04%
Ecuadorian220.01%
Paraguayan40.00%
Peruvian360.02%
Uruguayan10.00%
Venezuelan290.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9420.40%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian8040.35%
Chinese5270.23%
Filipino3740.16%
Japanese3260.14%
Korean2920.13%
Vietnamese1940.08%
Bangladeshi650.03%
Thai330.01%
Laotian310.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English206,00593.8%
Spanish10,4314.8%
Other Indo-European6480.3%
Other Asian6140.3%
German, other Germanic4050.2%
Chinese4010.2%
Other2980.1%
Vietnamese1640.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun1640.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German54,90523.6%
English40,56117.4%
Irish25,67711.0%
American11,6725.0%
European7,1863.1%
French4,7282.0%
Swedish4,4551.9%
Scottish3,6411.6%
Italian3,4661.5%
Dutch3,2301.4%
Polish2,5081.1%
Norwegian2,0590.9%
Scotch-Irish1,6860.7%
Welsh1,6680.7%
British1,3440.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen227,92997.8%
Not a citizen5,0662.2%
Native224,66296.4%
Foreign-born8,3333.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
3,869 2.4%6,856 4.3%51,147 32.2%50,122 31.5%30,171 19.0%16,806 10.6%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 3,869 2.4%
9-12 Years 6,856 4.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 51,147 32.2%
Some College 50,122 31.5%
Bach. Degree 30,171 19.0%
Grad Degree 16,806 10.6%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Topeka, KS Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 222,892 211,960 10,932 4.9%
1991 224,178 212,652 11,526 5.1%
1992 227,746 216,554 11,192 4.9%
1993 231,924 220,100 11,824 5.1%
1994 234,464 223,334 11,130 4.7%
1995 236,182 225,234 10,948 4.6%
1996 240,484 228,538 11,946 5.0%
1997 239,944 227,690 12,254 5.1%
1998 242,902 232,120 10,782 4.4%
1999 241,126 232,308 8,818 3.7%
2000 240,374 230,600 9,774 4.1%
2001 241,402 231,214 10,188 4.2%
2002 246,762 235,296 11,466 4.6%
2003 247,618 234,476 13,142 5.3%
2004 249,666 234,450 15,216 6.1%
2005 245,924 232,310 13,614 5.5%
2006 238,696 227,116 11,580 4.9%
2007 240,566 229,088 11,478 4.8%
2008 241,314 228,968 12,346 5.1%
2009 246,432 229,714 16,718 6.8%
2010 248,514 231,206 17,308 7.0%
2011 247,554 230,862 16,692 6.7%
2012 244,308 229,222 15,086 6.2%
2013 243,672 229,620 14,052 5.8%
2014 243,092 231,598 11,494 4.7%
2015 241,542 231,308 10,234 4.2%
2016 242,946 233,296 9,650 4.0%
2017 240,890 232,184 8,706 3.6%
2018 239,840 231,736 8,104 3.4%
2019 239,334 231,468 7,866 3.3%
2020 240,898 227,120 13,778 5.7%
2021 242,572 235,052 7,520 3.1%
2022 242,646 236,068 6,578 2.7%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com