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Population in 2012: 36 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 

Males: 13  (37.5%)
Females: 23  (62.5%)

Median resident age:  50.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67661

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,606 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Speed:

$49,606
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,065

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,516 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Speed:

$34,516
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,294; Detached houses: $39,294

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  • White alone - 34 (91.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (8.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Speed: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (48.9%), Irish (34.4%), United States (8.9%), Danish (3.3%), Polish (2.2%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1900 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 246 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Speed:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Speed city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 26.3%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Speed, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Speed to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (164.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (497.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Glade, KS (2.4 miles) , Phillipsburg, KS (2.7 miles ), Logan, KS (2.8 miles ), Prairie View, KS (3.7 miles) , Kirwin, KS (4.0 miles ), Agra, KS (4.1 miles ), Stockton, KS (4.3 miles ), Long Island, KS (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 99.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-31.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


Average climate in Speed, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Speed-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Speed city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Speed-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.3 miles away from Speed center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Speed center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Phillips County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Speed:

  • PHILLIPS CO HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, KS)
  • PHILLIPS COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Speed:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 56 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 73 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 101 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 138 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 156 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 164 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 168 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Notable location: Rangeland Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Speed: Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Phillips County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Speed compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Wood (24%)

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Religion statistics for Speed city (based on Phillips County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.34%
Here75.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Wesleyan Church
Adherents20.4%13.6%10.7%10.6%6.1%
Congregations20.7%6.9%6.9%3.4%6.9%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.7%5.5%5.2%4.3%17.9%
Congregations3.4%3.4%3.4%6.9%37.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Phillips County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Phillips County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

13.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$60
Water Supply 0$0 1$155
Totals for Government 0$0 2$215

Speed government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($250.00)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($250.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($277.78)

Speed government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($55.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($138.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($55.56)
    General Support: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($83.33)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($27.78)

Speed government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,000 ($583.33)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  0.54% ($20,583 average AGI)
to Norton County, KS  0.50% ($26,818)

Strongest AM radio stations in Speed:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Speed:

  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAN-FM (95.3 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: BARRACUDA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0QDT, Licensee ID: L00899613
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 01/03/2015, Certifier: Wyatt Lyon
    Registrant: Wyatt Lyon, 390 Chapman Ave, Speed, KS 67661-7082


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