Speed, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Speed, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Speed had a population of 36 as of July 1, 2017. Speed ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Speed is located at latitude 39.6766 and longitude -99.4211 in Phillips County. The formal boundaries for the City of Speed (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Phillips County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,863 feet.

The City of Speed (GNIS ID: 2395924) 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 City of Speed is located within Township of Belmont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Phillips County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Speed population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Speed: Big Ben, Big Bend.

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Speed, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 19
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 36
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $38,821
Average Household Income $53,440
Per Capita Income $24,404


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $93,182


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 10
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.56%
Households 0.0% -1.28%
Families -1.31% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Speed, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Speed to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 647 4th
Population Density # 584 13th
Diversity Index # 647 4th
Median Household Income # 587 13th
Per Capita Income # 444 34th

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