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Population

Topeka MSA (five counties) (2010): 233,870

City of Topeka (2010): 127,473

Shawnee County (2010): 177,934

State of Kansas (2010): 2,853,118

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Quick Facts

In June 2003, the Topeka MSA was expanded by the US Census Bureau to include a five county area. The change was based on number of people "commuting to work" in Shawnee County.

Age Shawnee Jackson Jefferson Osage Wabaunsee Totals
0 to 9 years 24,464 1,858 2,142 2,100 891 31,455
10 to 19 years 22,859 2,161 2,778 2,595 935 31,328
20 to 44 years 55,789 3,710 5,168 4,329 1,855 70,851
45 to 64 years 46,468 3,683 5,679 4,864 2,055 62,749
65+ years 24,254 1,934 2,613 2,498 1,068 32,367
Total Population 173,845 13,346 18,380 16,386 6,408 228,265
Median Age 37.9 40.3 42.1 41.4 42.3  

Source: 2000 US Census, 2005-2009 American Community Survey


Racial Distribution

White, 85.5%
Black or African American, 8.6%
Asian, 1.3%
American Indian, 1.2%
2 or more races, 2.5%
Not Reporting, 3.6%

Note: Hispanic or Latino origin represents 10.8% of the population which is included in each of the above racial distributions.

Source: 2010 Quick Facts, US Census Bureau.

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