Topeka, Kansas

Topeka: Capital of the state of Kansas, United States; county seat of Shawnee County


Topeka is a city located in the county of Shawnee in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 917. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 873 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

Topeka locator map
Location of Topeka on Kansas map.

Quick Facts about Topeka

Population : 873 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
County : Shawnee County
Phone Area Codes : 785
Area : 159210000 km2
Altitude : 945 feet / 288 meters
Capital city : Topeka is capital of Kansas, Shawnee County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:01:19 (14th July 2024)
Postal code : 66603
Population growth : -5.04% (2010-2020)
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Topeka Kansas
Topeka  Kansas image


Topeka is located at 39°2'54"N 95°40'41"W (39.0483300, -95.6780400).

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According to census records, the population of Topeka decreased by 5.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 917 - census
2011 850 -7.88% estimation process
2012 852 0.23% estimation process
2013 855 0.35% estimation process
2014 857 0.23% estimation process
2015 860 0.35% estimation process
2016 864 0.46% estimation process
2017 866 0.23% estimation process
2018 866 0% estimation process
2019 869 0.35% estimation process
2020 873 0.46% estimation process

Topeka zip code is 66603. County name: Shawnee, County fips: 20177

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People born in Topeka (199)

People born in Topeka, including US musician, actress Katrina Leskanich, actress Annette Bening, botanist Wes Jackson, .


  • Lois Smith (American actress) she was born in 03/11/1930
  • Gwendolyn Brooks (African American writer) she was born in 07/06/1917
  • Charles Curtis (American politician, Vice-President of the United States from 1929–1933) he was born in 25/01/1860
  • Richard Rohr (American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest) he was born in 20/03/1943
  • Ruth Stout (American writer) she was born in 14/06/1884
  • George Wettling (American drummer (1907-1968)) he was born in 28/11/1907
  • Charles W. Ryder (Recipient of the Purple Heart medal) he was born in 16/01/1892
  • Helen Chenoweth-Hage (American politician (1938-2006)) she was born in 27/01/1938
  • Brandon Adams (American actor) he was born in 22/08/1979
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum (American politician) she was born in 29/07/1932
  • Samuel M. Comer (set decorator) he was born in 13/07/1893
  • Ruth Patrick (American botanist and limnologist (1907-2013)) she was born in 26/11/1907
  • Andy McKee (American musician) he was born in 04/04/1979
  • Gary Woodland (professional golfer) he was born in 21/05/1984
  • Pat Roberts (United States Senator from Kansas) he was born in 20/04/1936
  • Dave Hope (American bass guitarist, songwriter, Anglican priest) he was born in 07/10/1949
  • Butch Felker (American mayor (1945-2008)) he was born in 13/09/1945
  • Joan Finney (American politician (1925-2001)) she was born in 12/02/1925

Schools in Topeka

College & universities near Topeka, KS

Code Name City ZIP
156082 Washburn University Topeka (KS) 66621-0001

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Topeka, KS

Code Name Address Type
TOP Topeka 500 SE Holliday Place RAIL
LRC Lawrence 413 East 7th Street RAIL
KCY Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd. RAIL
IDP Independence 600 South Grand Ave. RAIL
LEE Lee's Summit 217 SW Main St. RAIL

Post offices near Topeka

Post Office Name City ZIP
Topeka Post Office Topeka (KS) 66603

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Topeka , Indiana human settlement in LaGrange County, Indiana, United States of America with a population of 1,244 people.
  • Topeka , Illinois town in Mason County, Illinois, United States with a population of 69 people.

Other cities in Shawnee County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Shawnee County , KS.

City Name Population Title
Tecumseh 7,777 Unincorporated community in Shawnee County, Kansas
Wakarusa 2,174 Census-designated place in Shawnee County, Kansas
Menoken 1,613 Township in Shawnee County, Kansas
Dover 1,483 Unincorporated community in Shawnee County, Kansas
Silver Lake 1,395 City in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States
Auburn 1,203 City in Kansas, USA
Rossville 1,115 Township in Shawnee County, Kansas
Willard 88 City in Kansas, United States
Oakland 34 Human settlement (possibly historical)
Richland 27 Ghost town in Kansas, United States