Topeka, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Topeka Shawnee County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2017 126,808 65,194 2,128,912
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 1.1% 10.8% 7.47%
Median Age, 2016 36.5 36.9 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 60.17 41.85 7,950
High School Grads, 2016 88.6% 94.7% 91.4%
College Grads, 2016 27.4% 44% 35%
Labor Force, 2017 63,358 35,824 1,128,859
Unemployment Rate, 2017 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Insurance
1,329
BNSF Railway   Railroad  1.900
Frito Lay  Snack food mfg. and 
distribution
1,100 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tire manufacturer
1,584
Hill's Pet Nutrition   Pet food mfg. and
distribution (Hdq.) 
 760
Payless ShoeSource   Shoe retailer (Hdq.) 800 
Reser's Fine Foods   Food mfg. and 
distribution
 1,300
Se2 Life Insurance   750
University of Kansas Health Systems St.
Francis Campus
Healthcare
1,600
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Healthcare
4,400
Wal-Mart Retail 1,200

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