Topeka, Kansas - Facts & Figures
Topeka is the state capital of Kansas and means "to dig good potatoes." The city has encountered many man-made and natural storms. Geographic location is an important factor to Topeka's future development. As the state's capital city, Topeka's largest employer is the State of Kansas—employing about 25% of all employed people.
Three US Navy ships have been named USS Topeka in honor of the city. Topeka is home to two major hospitals, Stormont-Vail and St. Francis Hospital.
- Population: 127,717
- Industries: Construction, public administration, health care, education
- Area Codes: 785
- ZIP Codes: 66601, 66603, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66608, 66609, 66610, 66611,
- Surrounding Cities: Andover, Augusta, Colwich Bentley, Derby, Kechi, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Valley Center, Wichita Jackson, Wichita Parkview