Topeka, Indiana facts for kids
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Location of Topeka in LaGrange County, Indiana.
|• Total||1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)|
|• Land||1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||925 ft (282 m)|
|• Density||747.21/sq mi (288.56/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0444816|
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.
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.
Topeka is located at 41°32′20″N 85°32′24″W / 41.53889°N 85.54000°W (41.538876, -85.540063).
According to the 2010 census, Topeka has a total area of 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
Topeka has a public library, a branch of the La Grange County Public Library.