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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,145
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+5,653
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married40.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,322
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,702

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,411
% Above Poverty Level80.3%
% Below Poverty Level19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$726
Median House Value$116,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
German20.1%
English8.9%
Irish8.6%
African6.1%
Arab2.6%
Nigerian2.3%
Italian2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.5%
Welsh1.5%
Swiss1.4%
Polish1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Dutch0.5%
Slovene0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Speedway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes46224
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.8
Approximate Longitude-86.26

Speedway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationGREENCASTLE 5 E
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon15,712$104,410
Brownsburg24,072$85,469
Clermont1,439$68,929
Plainfield30,318$72,265
Zionsville25,709$138,117

Speedway Public Libraries

Speedway Public Library
5633 WEST 25TH STREET
Speedway, Indiana
(317) 243-8959

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Speedway Public Schools

Arthur C Newby Elem School 2
1849 N Whitcomb
ZIP: 46224
(317) 241-0572
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Carl G Fisher Elem School 1
5151 W 14th St
ZIP: 46224
(317) 241-6543
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Frank H Wheeler Elem School 4
5700 Meadowood Dr
ZIP: 46224
(317) 291-4274
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
James A Allison Elem School 3
5240 W 22nd St
ZIP: 46224
(317) 244-9836
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Speedway Junior High School
5151 W 14th St
ZIP: 46224
(317) 244-3359
Middle
Total Enrollment 286
Speedway Senior High School
5357 W 25th St
ZIP: 46224
(317) 244-7238
High
Total Enrollment 463
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