Introduction to Speedway, Indiana

Speedway, Indiana, in Marion county, is 6 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,881 people in Speedway.

Speedway History

Speedway was founded by Mr. Lem Trotter, who purchased 320 acres of land west of Indianapolis in 1903 with the intention of laying out a town for the employees of Prest-O-Lite. The town was laid out by Trotter, James A. Allison, Carl Fisher, Fred Wheeler and Arthur Newby.

Speedway and nearby Attractions

  • Brickyard Crossing Golf Course
  • Country Club of Indianapolis
  • Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Eagle Creek Park
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Speedway

Speedway is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Millions of people visit Speedway to watch the races that are held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year. Apart from that, the town is surrounded by many world class golf courses. The Eagle Creek reservoir is nearby and provides opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating.

Speedway Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.

Speedway Higher Education

Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are in the neighborhood.


Total Population 12,100
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,588
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 38.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.2%
Median Earnings25+ $34,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,773
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,950


Median Family Income $48,391
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $710
Median House Value $115,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Speedway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Marion
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46224
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.802
Longitude -86.267

Speedway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Speedway, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Spdway (46224)

Spdwy (46224)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 15,145 $97,117
Brownsburg 23,484 $81,599
Clermont 1,352 $59,519
Plainfield 29,710 $69,350

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Speedway Public Libraries

Speedway Pl
5633 W 25TH ST
Speedway, Indiana
(317) 243-8959
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Speedway High Schools

5357 W 25TH ST
Serves 472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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