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Topeka
Topeka
Kansas
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Topeka (; Kansa: Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. 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 sentence that means "place where we dug 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." The mixed-blood Kansa Native American, Joseph James, called Jojim, is credited with suggesting the name of Topeka. 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. The city is well known for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson and declared racial segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional. Three ships of the U.S. Navy have been named USS Topeka after the city.

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Senior citizens are treated poorly daily all around the country just like our military veterans we need to change as a whole not just one person!
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A lot of community involvement and good social support structure
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Well my neighbors range all ages. I have a police official and his young family on one side of my home and my uncle who is a senior on the other side of my home and their are a few young adults on my block also.
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more younger then older
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It have changed a lot thru out the years... I moved to the neighborhood when i was 5 alot was going on came back when i 29.. Its quiet and peaceful

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How did Kansas earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Kansas has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Kansas does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Kansas has an effective property tax rate of 1.40%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Kansas earned its state tax grade of D+.

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