Topeka, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Topeka Shawnee County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 127,265 65,046 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 4.4% 13.2% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 36.2 36.5 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 60 41.85 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 88.7% 94.5% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 27.5% 43.1% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 64,380 36,048 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 3.9% 2.9% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 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