For population 25 years and over in Smithers:
For population 15 years and over in Smithers city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $443 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (21.4 miles , pop. 53,421).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (154.6 miles , pop. 711,470).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Montgomery, WV (1.1 miles ), Handley, WV (1.8 miles ), Pratt, WV (2.2 miles ), Powellton, WV (2.2 miles ), Gauley Bridge, WV (2.4 miles ), Glasgow, WV (2.6 miles ), Cedar Grove, WV (2.7 miles ), East Bank, WV (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.18 N, Longitude: 81.31 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 304
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Smithers detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -256 (-22.1%).
Work and jobs in Smithers: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Smithers, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Smithers-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Smithers city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 34.9 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Smithers-area historical earthquake activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from Smithers center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Smithers center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Gino Marchetti - Player of football.
Hospitals/medical centers near Smithers:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 38.9%
(35.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.4% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Smithers compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Smithers (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Smithers (based on Fayette County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.75%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,993 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,250 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Smithers fatal accident list:
Aug 16, 1979 07:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 10, 1977 03:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1977 02:14 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $2,439,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 994
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.