Topeka employment information

IndexTopekaKansasNational
Income per capita$24,976$28,478$29,829
Median household income$43,740$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,328$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,994$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$31,319$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$26,098$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.3%13.3%15.1%
The Topeka, KS employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Topeka is $24,976, which is 12% lower than than the Kansas average and 16% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $43,740, which is 18% lower than than the Kansas average and 21% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Topeka is 4%, which is 10% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Topeka is 18% which is 21% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$29,157$43,740$87,480
City
$35,710$53,571$107,142
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Topeka is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Topeka is 21% 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 21% higher than the national average.

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Topeka median earnings by income bracket

Topeka employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.0%0.3%
Manufacturing sector13.6%0.5%
Financial & insurance services4.1%8.0%
Wholesale & retail services15.0%11.3%
Public administration8.9%8.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%2.0%
Education, health & social services14.2%38.1%
Other26.0%24.8%

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Willard, KS100$60,2089%
Rossville, KS1,223$58,7506%
Topeka, KS127,472$43,74021%

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Topeka, KS127,472$43,74021%
Source: The Topeka, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).