Topeka, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Topeka Shawnee County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 126,808 65,194 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 1.1% 10.8% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 36.5 36.9 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 60.17 41.85 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 88.6% 94.7% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 27.4% 44% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 63,358 35,824 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4% 3.4% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Auburn-Washburn Unified School District (USD 437)
Education
1,017
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Insurance
1,329
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tire manufacturer
1,584
Shawnee County
Government
1,100
St. Francis Health Care
Healthcare
1,668
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Healthcare
4.302
Topeka Public Schools (USD 501)
Education
2,222
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Government 625
Wal-Mart Retail 691
Washburn University
Education
1,080

Contact Information

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce/GO Topeka

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum