Topeka, Kansas Houses for Sale

Topeka means a “place where we dug potatoes” or “good place to dig potatoes” in Kansa-Orange. Historically the name Topeka, for what is now called the Kansas River, was first recorded as a place name was way back in 1826. The founders chose the name for the city as it was “novel, of Indian origin, and euphonious of sound.” Agriculture, manufacturing, and government services have been the primary source of Topeka’s economy. The city has been famous because of the United States Supreme Court landmark decision for Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, which declared, and overturned the Plessy v Ferguson, that the racial segregation in public schools is deemed to be unconstitutional. Topeka’s crime rate has decreased over the past few years, which has been credited to excellent communication between the law enforcement agencies, the media, and it’s active community involvement that aims towards the city’s success.

Topeka, KS Prices for Houses for Sale

257,932 +82%
260,530 +102%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Topeka Homes for Purchase

121 -12%
128 -35%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

36 +535%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 285  
Police Civilians 45  
Total Arrests 21 (2020)
Total Incidents 128 (2020)
CrimeScore 0.70  
National Rank 70th  
Statewide Rank 4th  

Local Statistics

Population 124,558 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,925 (9.35%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 1
Assault Offenses 25
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 9
Counterfeiting/Forgery 1
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 32
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 17
Fraud Offenses 2
Homicide Offenses 1
Kidnapping/Abduction 2
Larceny/Theft Offenses 51
Motor Vehicle Theft 7
Robbery 3
Sex Offenses 4
Stolen Property Offenses 2
Weapon Law Violations 1

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