Other Nearby Cities: Olathe Lawrence Leavenworth Emporia Ottawa Atchison Paola See All Cities

Topeka, KS

show info

Topeka is a city of 125,000 and the capital city of Kansas; as the seat of the state government, 20% of all employed adults in town are employed by the state. This Midwestern city is home to a number of interesting sites and museums, which cover everything from air combat to full-size tipis. It’s also notable for its history; it was founded as a free town after the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act and, 100 years later, was the site of the Brown vs. Board of Education case.

Apartments in Topeka KS


Trianon Apartments & Townhomes
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


The Overlook
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$590 One bedroom in Topeka-5820 Candletree Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Nice 3 BD 1 BH Home!!!
Beds: 3
Baths: 1


Grand 3 story victorian home.. a must see
Beds: 4
Baths: 1


Coming March 2014!!!
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Topeka, KS is
25 to 29
explore info on residents
  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.72%
  • 6.9%
  • 5.68%
  • Female
  • 7.74%
  • 6.25%
  • 6.01%
is average rent in Topeka, KS
Explore info on rent prices
  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.05%
  • 8.31%
  • 5.78%
of units are available for rent in Topeka
Explore info on housing
  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1619
  • 228
  • 2167
Getting Around in Topeka, KS

If you’re looking for flexible travel options in Topeka, a car is your best bet. However, for commuters, Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority runs bus lines from 6 am until 6:30 pm on weekdays, with limited service on Saturdays.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Topeka is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.54%
  • 4.77%
  • 0.54%

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

<p>Since its beginning in 1854, Topeka has played a significant role in the nation's fight for freedom. From John Brown's battle for the abolition of slavery to the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Topeka has been at the center of it all. Step into the Monroe Elementary School where this monumental decision began and gain an understanding of the role this 1954 Supreme Court decision played in the Civil Rights Movements. This interactive, experiential museum (located on 1515 SE Monroe St in downtown Topeka) relives the first steps that paved the way for desegregation in our country in beautiful pictures, awe-inspiring recorded interviews and events, and interactive, instructional tools.</p>

Gage Park

<p>Travel back in time with a ride on a 1908 vintage carousel and enjoy the sights of Gage Park on board a mile-long mini-train ride that takes you through 400 varieties of roses at the Reinisch Rose Garden, by the Topeka Zoo, and ends at the Blaisdell Aquatic Center.</p>

Kansas Museum of History

<p>Topeka is home to the Kansas Museum of History, whose extensive displays span thousands of years in Kansas's history. The museum focuses on key eras in Kansas's history, including Native American life; settlement in the nineteenth century by westward travelers; Bleeding Kansas and Civil War turmoil; and the spread of Populism. One thing that sets the Kansas state museum apart from others is the size of some displays; the Kansas Museum of History includes a train, a tipi, and a diner, among other attractions.</p>