Topeka, KS Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 56,481 housing units in Topeka. This represents a 3.3% growth from 54,664 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 56,149 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 332 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Topeka is about 60.8%. Topeka's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.5%. Average household size is 2.26 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Topeka were built after 1963.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.50%
One Bedroom16.80%
Two Bedrooms32.90%
Three Bedrooms36.20%
Four Bedrooms9.80%
Five Bedrooms or more1.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.44
Median year structure was built1960
Median Value of occupied units$68,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$36,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.98
Median year structure was built1967
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$382

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage6.30%
Home Equity Loan6.30%
Simple Mortgage54.10%
Debt Free33.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.5%