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Speed, Kansas
Location within Phillips County and Kansas
Location within Phillips County and Kansas
KDOT map of Phillips County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°40′37″N 99°25′13″W / 39.67694°N 99.42028°W / 39.67694; -99.42028Coordinates: 39°40′37″N 99°25′13″W / 39.67694°N 99.42028°W / 39.67694; -99.42028
Country United States
State Kansas
County Phillips
Founded 1890s
Incorporated 1928
Named for James Speed
Area
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,864 ft (568 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 37
 • Estimate 
(2019)
34
 • Density 228.19/sq mi (87.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67661
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-67175
GNIS ID 0472030

Speed is a city in Phillips County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 37.

History

A post office was opened in Speed in 1895, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1964. The community was named for James Speed, United States Attorney General in the Lincoln administration.

In 2008, the Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Cross-Country Road Trip held a special event in Speed. It was only one of six stops in the USA.

Geography

Speed is located at 39°40′37″N 99°25′13″W / 39.67694°N 99.42028°W / 39.67694; -99.42028 (39.676825, -99.420214). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 139
1940 111 −20.1%
1950 70 −36.9%
1960 75 7.1%
1970 58 −22.7%
1980 41 −29.3%
1990 64 56.1%
2000 44 −31.2%
2010 37 −15.9%
2019 (est.) 34 −8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 37 people, 16 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.7 inhabitants per square mile (95.3/km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 180.0 per square mile (69.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White and 8.1% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 16 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 40.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.8% male and 43.2% female.

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