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Smithfield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wetzel County at latitude 39.4949 and longitude -80.56. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Smithfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Smithfield, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Smithfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Smithfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithfield: Sodom.

Town of Smithfield, WV Boundary Map

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Smithfield, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 144
Population in Households 144
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 3
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $110,465
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,872
Average Household Income $50,501
Per Capita Income $20,812
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% -0.28%
Households 0.37% -0.31%
Families 2.32% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Smithfield, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithfield to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 374 7th
Population Density1 # 265 34th
Diversity Index2 # 375 7th
Median Household Income # 190 53rd
Per Capita Income # 174 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.