Smithfield, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 152 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.1%
 
Males: 63  (41.5%)
Females: 89  (58.5%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip code: 26437

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,080 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$27,080
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $86,578 (it was $58,279 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $49,191 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$49,191
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $86,375; detached houses: $107,708; mobile homes: $15,270

Median gross rent in 2017: $375.

March 2019 cost of living index in Smithfield: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.7%
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  • Races in Smithfield, WV (2010)
    • 14197.2%White alone
    • 32.1%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Smithfield, West Virginia as of December 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smithfield is 49 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (66.7%), Scottish (11.8%), German (9.8%), Italian (7.8%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 604 people per square mile   (low).

Smithfield, West Virginia map

20 residents are foreign born (10.2% Asia).

This town:

11.3%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $277 (0.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Smithfield, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Smithfield, WV in 2017

Smithfield satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.8%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Smithfield, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (16.2%)
  • Wood products (8.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Wood products (11.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (11.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (30.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (30.0%)
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.0%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (0.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (0.0%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Smithfield, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.2%)
  • Cashiers (16.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (16.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (13.5%)
  • Woodworkers (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (22.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (18.5%)
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Woodworkers (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Extraction workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (30.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (20.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (20.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20.0%)
  • Communications equipment operators (10.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield:

Marital status in Smithfield, WV
  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 19.6%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 66.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithfield, WV (based on Wetzel County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

14.1%
West Virginia:

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
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 7$177
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$192
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 8$369

Smithfield government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $23,000 ($151.32)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($92.11)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($72.37)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($52.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($46.05)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($19.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($19.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,000 ($282.89)

Smithfield government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $12,000 ($78.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($19.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($13.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,000 ($26.32)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($184.21)
    Other: $3,000 ($19.74)
    Other License: $1,000 ($6.58)

Smithfield government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($72.37)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($72.37)

Smithfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($256.58)

5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tyler County, WV  1.30% ($39,675 average AGI)
to Marshall County, WV  0.69% ($39,805)
to Marion County, WV  0.34% ($39,600)

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:

Nov 27, 2002 01:05 AM, Sr-20, Lat: 39.494606, Lon: -80.559743, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 7, 2000 08:05 PM, Sr-20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 17, 1996 07:05 PM, 20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.7mTotal length
  • $3,107,000Total costs
  • 7,158Total average daily traffic
  • 554Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,923Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Route 1 Box 136 (Lat: 39.480083 Lon: -80.537583), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPPD309,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.762 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2014, Expiration Date: 10/29/2024, Certifier: Robert E Smith, Registrant: Spectrum And Licensing Services, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:
  • OFFICE, Lat: 39.506944 Lon: -80.506972, Call Sign: WQZX771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.450 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2017, Expiration Date: 08/31/2027, Certifier: Douglas Smith, Registrant: Jp2way, 1201 S 3rd St, Paducah, KY 42003, Phone: (270) 443-6618, Fax: (270) 443-6402, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8JPH, Licensee ID: L01362692, Grant Date: 12/22/2017, Expiration Date: 03/19/2028, Registrant: Joshua C Peek, 1341 Curtisville Rd., Smithfield, WV 26437

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smithfield, WV
  • 67.5%Utility gas
  • 17.5%Wood
  • 15.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smithfield, WV
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas


Smithfield compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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