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Smithfield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Smithfield is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Smithfield.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wetzel County at latitude 39.4995 and longitude -80.5618. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithfield: Sodom.

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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.


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


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


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


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


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