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Speedway, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Speedway had a population of 12,589 as of July 1, 2016. Speedway ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Speedway is located at latitude 39.7937 and longitude -86.2475 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Speedway (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Town of Speedway (GNIS ID: 2397670) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Speedway is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Speedway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Speedway: Speedway City.

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Speedway, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,589
Population in Households 12,555
Population in Familes 8,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 2,649
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 5,825
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 3,112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,630 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,195 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,270 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $121,198
Average Home Value $120,710


Median Household Income $42,642
Average Household Income $54,458
Per Capita Income $24,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.11%
Households 0.78% 0.95%
Families 0.96% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Speedway, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Speedway to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 90th
Population Density1 # 33 95th
Diversity Index2 # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 474 30th
Per Capita Income # 234 66th

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