Topeka (Kansas)

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Coordinates 39°03′21″N 95°41′22″W
Country United States
State Kansas
County Shawnee
Founded 1854
Incorporated 1857
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Demonym(s) Topekan
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 66601-66612, 66614-66622, 66624-66626, 66628-66629, 66636-66637, 66642, 66647, 66652-66653, 66667, 66675, 66683, 66692, 66699
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-71000
GNIS ID 485477
Interstate highways
U.S. Routes
Public transportation Topeka Metro
Homicide 24
Rape 47
Robbery 202
Aggravated assault 345
Total violent crime 560
Burglary 910
Larceny-theft 4,308
Motor vehicle theft 657
Arson 11
Total property crime 6,494
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (Mayor) Mike Padilla (D)
Government (City Manager) Bill Cochran
Government (State capital city) 62.76 sq mi (162.53 km2)
Government (Land) 61.44 sq mi (159.14 km2)
Government (Water) 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
Area (State capital city) 62.76 sq mi (162.53 km2)
Area (Land) 61.44 sq mi (159.14 km2)
Area (Water) 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 126,587
Population (2020) (Estimate (2021)) 125,963
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 222nd KS: 5th
Population (2020) (Density) 2,000/sq mi (780/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 150,003 (US: 217th
Population (2020) (Metro) 232,670 (US: 200th)

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Topeka (/təˈpiːkə/tə-PEE-kə; Kansa: tó ppí kʼé, Iowa-Oto: Dópik^e / Dópiúk^e ) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 126,587. The Topeka metropolitan statistical area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee Counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census. The name "Topeka" is a Kansa-Osage word that means "place where we dig potatoes", or "a good place to dig potatoes". As a placename, Topeka was first recorded in 1826 as the Kansa name for what is now called the Kansas River. Topeka's founders chose the name in 1855 because it "was novel, of Indian origin, and euphonious of sound." Mixed-blood Kansa Native American, Joseph James, called Jojim, is credited with suggesting Topeka's name. The city, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Bill. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city.