Smithfield, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.0%
 
Males: 75  (47.1%)
Females: 86  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 26437

Estimated median household income in 2015: $20,914 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$20,914
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $9,206 (it was $58,279 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $49,894 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$49,894
WV:

$112,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $367.

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  • Races in Smithfield, WV (2010)

    Smithfield races chart
    • 14197.2%White alone
    • 32.1%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smithfield: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (66.0%), Italian (10.0%), Scottish (10.0%), German (8.0%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 640 people per square mile   (low).

Smithfield, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield:

  • High school or higher: 60.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 66.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield town:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

20 residents are foreign born (10.2% Asia).

This town:

11.3%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Smithfield, West Virginia as of August 20, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Smithfield to the number of sex offenders is 37 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $258 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $426 (0.9%)

Smithfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (72.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (290.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Jacksonburg, WV (2.2 miles) , Pine Grove, WV (2.8 miles ), Reader, WV (3.2 miles ), Mannington, WV (3.5 miles ), Rachel, WV (3.7 miles ), Hundred, WV (3.8 miles ), Lumberport, WV (3.8 miles ), Littleton, WV (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.50 N, Longitude: 80.56 W

Area code: 304

Smithfield household income distribution Smithfield home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.1%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-13.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Information (23%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (50%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (55%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Smithfield, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smithfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Smithfield town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 tornado 35.4 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithfield-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Smithfield center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 202.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.6 miles away from Smithfield center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wetzel County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smithfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Smithfield:

  • SALEM CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SALEM, WV)
  • SALEM GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SALEM, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithfield:

  • Fairmont State University (about 22 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 34 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 35 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • West Liberty University (about 47 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 54 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 55 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 61 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)

Public elementary/middle school in Smithfield:

  • SMITHVILLE ELEMENTARY (Location: 157 MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-5)

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Notable location: Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Price Run (A), Morgan Run (B), Merrifield Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wetzel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 43.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.1
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.04
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 38.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
West Virginia average:

11.1

Smithfield travel time to work - commute Smithfield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithfield town (based on Wetzel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61544
Mainline Protestant3,09522
Catholic6642
Other3682
None8,841-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wetzel County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wetzel County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Wetzel County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wetzel County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Smithfield:

43.0%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.8%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Smithfield:

27.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Smithfield:

16.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Smithfield:

32.5%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.5%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Smithfield, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 7$177
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$192
Totals for Government 0$0 8$369

4.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tyler County, WV  0.90% ($32,130 average AGI)
from Marshall County, WV  0.50% ($41,333)
from Marion County, WV  0.18% ($28,364)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tyler County, WV  0.87% ($27,660 average AGI)
to Monroe County, OH  0.38% ($48,652)
to Marshall County, WV  0.35% ($39,952)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WXCR (92.3 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Smithfield:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Smithfield fatal accident list:

Mar 7, 2000 08:05 PM, Sr-20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Mar 17, 1996 07:05 PM, 20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $1,351,000Total costs
  • 1,260Total average daily traffic
  • 96Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,753Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Route 1 Box 136 (Lat: 39.480083 Lon: -80.537583), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPPD309
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.762 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2014, Expiration Date: 10/29/2024, Certifier: Robert E SmithRegistrant: Spectrum And Licensing Services, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (11%)

Smithfield compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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