Topeka City PUMA, KS

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Population

101,411

0.509% decline

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$41,019

4.27% growth

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

46,169

2.37% growth

Median Property Value

$87,100

0.23% growth

About

In 2017, Topeka City PUMA, KS had a population of 101k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $41,019. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Topeka City PUMA, KS declined from 101,930 to 101,411, a -0.509% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,339 to $41,019, a 4.27% increase.

The population of Topeka City PUMA, KS is 65.7% White Alone, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.3% Black or African American Alone. 11.8% of the people in Topeka City PUMA, KS speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Topeka City PUMA, KS are Washburn University (1,518 degrees awarded in 2017), Washburn Institute of Technology (1,167 degrees), and Rasmussen College-Kansas (92 degrees).

The median property value in Topeka City PUMA, KS is $87,100, and the homeownership rate is 53.5%. Most people in Topeka City PUMA, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Topeka City PUMA, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Topeka City PUMA, KS employs 46.2k people. The largest industries in Topeka City PUMA, KS are Restaurants & Food Services (3,959 people), Hospitals (2,876 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,788 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($92,878), Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($89,220), and Business, professional, political, & similar organizations ($74,788).

Median household income in Topeka City PUMA, KS is $41,019. Males in Topeka City PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,350. The income inequality in Topeka City PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.403, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,019

2017 value

± $1,126

4.27%

1 Year Growth

± 3.68%

Households in Topeka City PUMA, KS have a median annual income of $41,019, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,339 in 2016, which represents a 4.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,719

Average Male Salary

± $7,359

$38,350

Average Female Salary

± $6,215

In 2017, full-time male employees in Topeka City PUMA, KS made 1.24 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $82,257 ± $71,158

  2. Asian

    $51,324 ± $28,965

  3. White

    $38,021 ± $4,936

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Topeka City PUMA, KS workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.6 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.403

2017 Wage GINI

0.407

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Topeka City PUMA, KS was 0.403 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.973% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Topeka City PUMA, KS was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Topeka City PUMA, KS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Topeka City PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $111,779, followed by Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS and Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $86,556 and $85,489.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Topeka City PUMA, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Topeka City PUMA, KS (19k out of 97.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,461 ± 787

  2. Hispanic

    4,230 ± 464

  3. Black

    2,894 ± 398

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Topeka City PUMA, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

46.2k

2017 Value

2.37%

1 Year growth

± 2.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Topeka City PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 45.1k employees to 46.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Topeka City PUMA, KS, are Cashiers (1,438 people), Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,088 people), and Cooks (1,066 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Topeka City PUMA, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Topeka City PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,438 people), Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,088 people), and Cooks (1,066 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Topeka City PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Food processing workers, all other (5.5 times higher than expected), Roofers (4.58 times), and Eligibility interviewers, government programs (4.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Topeka City PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($235,796), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($115,609), and Other Sales Workers ($86,869).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.2k

2017 Value

2.37%

1 Year growth

± 2.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Topeka City PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 2.37%, from 45.1k employees to 46.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Topeka City PUMA, KS, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,959 people), Hospitals (2,876 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,788 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Topeka City PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in Topeka City PUMA, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Topeka City PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,959 people), Hospitals (2,876 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,788 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Topeka City PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of Tire manufacturing (20 times higher than expected), Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. (9.2 times), and Animal food, grain & oilseed milling (7.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Topeka City PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Legal services ($92,878), Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($89,220), and Business, professional, political, & similar organizations ($74,788).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.6% of the population of Topeka City PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Topeka City PUMA, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Topeka City PUMA, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.4%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

2.2%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Topeka City PUMA, KS stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Topeka City PUMA, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Topeka City PUMA, KS is home to a population of 101k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2016, 6.11% of Topeka City PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (6.23k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Topeka City PUMA, KS is composed of 66.7k White Alone residents (65.7%), 16.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 11.5k Black or African American Alone residents (11.3%), 4.94k Two or More Races residents (4.87%), 1.07k Asian Alone residents (1.06%), 643 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.634%), 102 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.101%), and 33 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0325%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Topeka City PUMA, KS are Spanish (9,245 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (346 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (199 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Topeka City PUMA, KS was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Topeka City PUMA, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Topeka City PUMA, KS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.23k people

6.25%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

6.4k people

As of 2016, 6.11% of Topeka City PUMA, KS residents (6.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Topeka City PUMA, KS was 6.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,097 ± 1,345 people

  2. China

    493 ± 544 people

  3. Guatemala

    278 ± 409 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Topeka City PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 3,097 Topeka City PUMA, KS residents, followed by China with 493 and Guatemala with 278.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Topeka City PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Topeka City PUMA, KS was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    66.7k ± 1.2k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16.5k ± 1.14k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    11.5k ± 691

In 2017, there were 4.04 times more White Alone residents (66.7k people) in Topeka City PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k Hispanic or Latino and 11.5k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Topeka City PUMA, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,245 speakers (9.83%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    346 speakers (0.368%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    199 speakers (0.212%)

11.8% of Topeka City PUMA, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Topeka City PUMA, KS was Spanish. 9.83% of the overall population of Topeka City PUMA, KS are native Spanish speakers. 0.368% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.212% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,619 ± 297

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,102 ± 215

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,082 ± 217

Topeka City PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Topeka City PUMA, KS awarded 2,812 degrees. The student population of Topeka City PUMA, KS is skewed towards women, with 3,572 male students and 4,922 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Topeka City PUMA, KS are White (1,740 and 63.4%), followed by Unknown (501 and 18.3%), Hispanic or Latino (153 and 5.57%), and Two or More Races (151 and 5.5%).

The largest universities in Topeka City PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Washburn University (1,518 and 54%), Washburn Institute of Technology (1,167 and 41.5%), and Rasmussen College-Kansas (92 and 3.27%).

The most popular majors in Topeka City PUMA, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (283 and 10.1%), Registered Nursing (226 and 8.04%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (156 and 5.55%).

The median tuition costs in Topeka City PUMA, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,868 and $17,808 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Topeka City PUMA, KS was Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) with 79 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Topeka City PUMA, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,518 degrees awarded

  2. 1,167 degrees awarded

  3. 92 degrees awarded

$7,868

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Topeka City PUMA, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washburn University with 1,518 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,042

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,770

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,042 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Topeka City PUMA, KS, which is 0.589 times less than the 1,770 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,740 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    501 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    153 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Topeka City PUMA, KS were to White students. These 1,740 degrees mean that there were 3.47 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 501 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Topeka City PUMA, KS was $87,100 in 2017, which is 0.379 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,900 to $87,100, a 0.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Topeka City PUMA, KS is 53.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Topeka City PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Topeka City PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,100

2017 Median

± $1,670

$86,900

2016 Median

± $1,700

In 2017, the median property value in Topeka City PUMA, KS grew to to $87,100 from the previous year's value of $86,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Topeka City PUMA, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Topeka City PUMA, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$41,019

Median Household Income

± $1,126

42.9k

Number of Households

± 1,278

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.9k households in Topeka City PUMA, KS grew to $41,019 from the previous year's value of $39,339.

The following chart displays the households in Topeka City PUMA, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Topeka City PUMA, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Topeka City PUMA, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.5%

2017 Homeownership

53.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.5% of the housing units in Topeka City PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Topeka City PUMA, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Topeka City PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.842% of the workforce in Topeka City PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Walked

    2.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Topeka City PUMA, KS was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Walked (2.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Topeka City PUMA, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Topeka City PUMA, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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