Topeka employment information

IndexTopekaKansasNational
Income per capita$24,155$27,367$28,555
Median household income$41,412$51,872$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,764$65,700$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,648$31,165$33,219
Median earnings male$30,168$35,528$36,116
Median earnings female$24,658$23,777$25,692
Unemployment rate5.3%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level20.5%13.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Topeka is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Topeka is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Topeka is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Topeka is 32% higher than the national average.

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Topeka median earnings by income bracket

Topeka employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.0%0.5%
Manufacturing sector12.0%0.6%
Financial & insurance services4.2%6.9%
Wholesale & retail services15.8%12.3%
Public administration9.5%10.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%1.8%
Education, health & social services14.5%39.0%
Other27.3%24.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Ozawkie, KS743$76,04242%
Meriden, KS940$63,20018%
Silver Lake, KS1,692$62,79817%
Hoyt, KS746$55,5774%
Auburn, KS1,322$51,1814%
Topeka, KS127,660$41,41223%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
East Los Angeles, CA127,610$39,10327%
Waco, TX127,796$32,86439%
Cedar Rapids, IA128,009$54,4652%
Thousand Oaks, CA128,126$99,11585%
Elizabeth, NJ126,964$43,96618%
Topeka, KS127,660$41,41223%
Source: The Topeka, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.