Topeka, Indiana

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Topeka, Indiana

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High Points

Topeka strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Topeka Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Topeka Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Topeka Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Topeka, Indiana

Comparing Topeka to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 8
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6

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Topeka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SE of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County La Grange
Standard Zip Codes 46571
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.539
Longitude -85.539

Topeka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Station GARRETT 1 S
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Topeka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,159 100%
Male 567 48.9%
Female 592 51.1%
Under 18 361 31.1%
18+ 798 68.9%
65+ 115 9.9%
Median Age 28.6
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,105 95.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 16 1.4%
Mixed Race 30 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 2.7%

Estimated Topeka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,194
Growth 35
Growth % 3%

Topeka Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.5%
US/American 19.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Irish 8.8%
English 7.7%
Pennsylvania German 3.5%
Swiss 3.2%
Arab/Arabic 2.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
African 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Topeka 1,159 $42,232
Cromwell 452 $43,750
Lagrange 2,919 $39,038
Ligonier 4,357 $42,757
Millersburg 868 $44,250
Rome City 1,615 $46,591
Wolcottville 933 $36,458
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Topeka High Schools (2004)

1635 S 600 W
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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