Topeka, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Topeka Shawnee County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 127,265 178,725 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 4.4% 4.2% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 36.2 38.6 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 60.17 544.02 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 88.7% 90.6% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 27.5% 28.9% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 64,380 92,339 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 3.9% 3.6% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2010-2014 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

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