Smithfield, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Smithfield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithfield had a population of 141 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithfield: Sodom.

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Smithfield, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 141
Population in Households 141
Population in Familes 113
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 482
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $41,213
Average Household Income $53,291
Per Capita Income $21,361


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (33.7%)
Median Home Value $52,273
Average Home Value $114,535


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.34% -0.72%
Households -0.39% -1.0%
Families 0.61% -1.0%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2018 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 # 375 8th
Population Density # 269 34th
Diversity Index # 302 25th
Median Household Income # 168 59th
Per Capita Income # 237 42nd

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