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Tecumseh is a township in Shawnee County, in the Topeka metro area.
The community was named for Shawnee chief
The latitude of Tecumseh is 39.048N. The longitude is -95.578W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,822.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tecumseh demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shawnee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Topeka area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66542 ZIP code.
29% of Tecumseh residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tecumseh ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tecumseh was $24,919, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Tecumseh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tecumseh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,015.
Shawnee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tecumseh political report.
The average commute time for Tecumseh workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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