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Income/capita 43%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 70%
IndexTopekaIndianaNational
Income per capita$17,057$26,117$29,829
Median household income$49,375$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,571$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,875$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$38,542$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$20,800$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate7.9%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%15.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Topeka is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Topeka is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Topeka is 70% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Topeka is 73% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,913$49,375$98,750
      City
      $33,618$50,433$100,866
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Topeka median earnings by income bracket

      Topeka employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector45.7%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services8.9%14.9%
      Public administration8.1%1.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%2.1%
      Education, health & social services0.8%25.1%
      Other29.1%19.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Middlebury, IN3,512$62,28413%
      Kimmell, IN473$61,02310%
      Rome City, IN1,146$49,77910%
      Millersburg, IN967$49,28611%
      Albion, IN2,536$47,00015%
      Topeka, IN1,010$49,37511%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Belfast, PA1,010$51,3827%
      Heritage Creek, KY1,010$52,6925%
      Doniphan, NE1,010$49,50011%
      Julian, CA1,010$59,7608%
      Twinsburg Heights, OH1,009$0100%
      Topeka, IN1,010$49,37511%
      Source: The Topeka, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).