Smithfield, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smithfield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Smithfield had a population of 144 as of July 1, 2016. Smithfield ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smithfield is located at latitude 39.4949 and longitude -80.56 in Wetzel County. 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. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Town of Smithfield (GNIS ID: 2391414) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Smithfield is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wetzel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithfield: Sodom.

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Smithfield, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 144
Population in Households 144
Population in Familes 116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 4


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 $52,778
Average Home Value $105,000


Median Household Income $39,732
Average Household Income $51,187
Per Capita Income $21,764
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.28%
Households 0.25% -0.31%
Families 1.57% -0.47%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Smithfield, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithfield to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 376 7th
Population Density1 # 270 34th
Diversity Index2 # 355 11th
Median Household Income # 152 63rd
Per Capita Income # 155 62nd

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