Topeka, Indiana

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Topeka, Indiana
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LaGrange County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Topeka Highlighted 1876184.svg
Location of Topeka in LaGrange County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°32′20″N85°32′24″W / 41.53889°N 85.54000°W / 41.53889; -85.54000 Coordinates: 41°32′20″N85°32′24″W / 41.53889°N 85.54000°W / 41.53889; -85.54000
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Clearspring, Eden
Area
[1]
  Total1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
  Land1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total1,153
  Estimate 
(2019) [3]
1,225
  Density758.98/sq mi (293.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46571
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-76184 [4]
GNIS feature ID0444816 [5]
Website http://www.topekain.net/

Topeka is a town in Clearspring and Eden townships, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,153 at the 2010 census. Topeka is located approximately eleven miles south of Shipshewana, Indiana.

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Topeka is home to Faron Yoder, the star of the Rumspringa documentary made in 2002 entitled "Devil's Playground".

Topeka was likely so named because the landscape reminded settlers of Topeka, Kansas. [6]

Geography

Topeka is located at 41°32′20″N85°32′24″W / 41.53889°N 85.54000°W / 41.53889; -85.54000 (41.538876, -85.540063). [7]

According to the 2010 census, Topeka has a total area of 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2), all land. [8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920 512
1930 489−4.5%
1940 4961.4%
1950 55712.3%
1960 6007.7%
1970 67712.8%
1980 87629.4%
1990 9124.1%
2000 1,15927.1%
2010 1,153−0.5%
Est. 20191,225 [3] 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 1,153 people, 421 households, and 291 families living in the town. The population density was 662.6 inhabitants per square mile (255.8/km2). There were 456 housing units at an average density of 262.1 per square mile (101.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 421 households, of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.34.

The median age in the town was 29.6 years. 33.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 1,159 people, 448 households, and 310 families living in the town. The population density was 841.2 people per square mile (324.3/km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 349.8 per square mile (134.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.34% White, 0.69% Asian, 1.38% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 448 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 31.1% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,105, and the median income for a family was $42,232. Males had a median income of $32,356 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,269. About 7.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Topeka has a public library, a branch of the La Grange County Public Library. [10]

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  10. "Homepage". La Grange County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.