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Topeka is a township in Shawnee County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Topeka. For links to other places called Topeka, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Topeka is 39.011N. The longitude is -95.675W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 978 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 931.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Topeka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shawnee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66605 ZIP code.
33% of Topeka residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Topeka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Topeka was $18,467, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Topeka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Topeka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.
Shawnee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Topeka political report.
The average commute time for Topeka workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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