Smithsburg, Maryland

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Population in 2019: 2,974 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +38.6%
Males: 1,357  (45.7%)
Females: 1,617  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 21783.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,501 (it was $50,795 in 2000)
Smithsburg:

$67,501
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,261 (it was $18,373 in 2000)

Smithsburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $242,397 (it was $132,500 in 2000)
Smithsburg:

$242,397
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $251,004; detached houses: $248,166; townhouses or other attached units: $270,321

Median gross rent in 2019: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Smithsburg: 134.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.8%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Smithsburg, MD (2019)
    • 2,59787.1%White alone
    • 1775.9%Black alone
    • 632.1%Hispanic
    • 551.8%Two or more races
    • 361.2%Asian alone

Races in Smithsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Smithsburg, Maryland as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smithsburg is 605 to 1.


Crime rates in Smithsburg by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(69.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(139.5)
4
(132.0)
8
(265.9)
2
(66.6)
3
(99.6)
1
(33.3)
1
(33.1)
1
(33.5)
7
(233.2)
1
(33.3)
2
(66.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(67.2)
1
(33.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(313.9)
7
(230.9)
8
(265.9)
5
(166.6)
8
(265.7)
4
(133.2)
7
(231.8)
5
(167.3)
5
(166.6)
13
(432.6)
4
(133.3)
5
(166.6)
2
(67.2)
2
(67.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(1,291)
34
(1,122)
13
(432.0)
4
(133.2)
25
(830.3)
14
(466.2)
25
(827.8)
14
(468.4)
12
(399.7)
24
(798.7)
11
(366.7)
17
(566.3)
12
(403.1)
11
(370.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(69.8)
1
(33.0)
2
(66.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
2
(66.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index128.0116.594.430.371.744.656.037.184.368.950.071.036.926.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Smithsburg, MD

Crime rate in Smithsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Maryland average:

2.74
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Ancestries: German (23.1%), American (11.5%), Irish (9.4%), Italian (8.1%), English (5.0%), Sierra Leonean (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1813

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 3,260 people per square mile   (average).

Smithsburg, Maryland map

112 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Africa, 0.6% Europe).

This town:

3.8%
Maryland:

15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,278 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,423 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (17.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (56.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (131.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cavetown, MD (1.1 miles ),
Greensburg, MD (1.3 miles ),
Pondsville, MD (1.6 miles),
Jugtown, MD (1.8 miles ),
Chewsville, MD (1.8 miles ),
Leitersburg, MD (1.9 miles ),
Ringgold, MD (1.9 miles),
Mount Aetna, MD (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.65 N, Longitude: 77.57 W

Area code: 301

Distribution of median household income in Smithsburg, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Smithsburg, MD in 2019

Property values in Smithsburg, MD

Smithsburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2002: 102 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $357,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Smithsburg, MD residents
Average permit cost in Smithsburg, MD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Maryland:

6.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +833 (+63.4%).
Most common industries in Smithsburg, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Smithsburg, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Smithsburg, Maryland

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Smithsburg, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.106. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.106
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.424. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.424
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Smithsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Smithsburg town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 27.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Smithsburg center
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) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from Smithsburg center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 120.0 miles away from Smithsburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from Smithsburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smithsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Smithsburg:

  • FMC - ROBINWOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • MERITUS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WAYNESBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • AVALON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • NMS HEALTHCARE OF HAGERSTOWN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)

Amtrak stations near Smithsburg:

  • 11 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.
  • 19 miles: FREDERICK (GREYHOUND STA., 27 E. ALL SAINTS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithsburg:

  • Hagerstown Community College (about 6 miles; Hagerstown, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,220)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 12 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Frederick Community College (about 17 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Shepherd University (about 20 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Gettysburg College (about 22 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • American Public University System (about 30 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)

Public high school in Smithsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Smithsburg:

See full list of schools located in Smithsburg

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Smithsburg: Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Company 79 (A), Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (B), Smithsburg Town Hall (C), Smithsburg Police Department (D), Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smithsburg include: Saint Anns Episcopal Church (A), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Graveyard (1), Smithsburg Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Smithsburg Historical Society Inc (Historical Places & Services; 9 North Main Street).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Smithsburg and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF SMITHSBURG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (Population served: 2,500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2007, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RITCHEYS TOTLOT, LLC (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-21-2013 to SEP-10-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.2%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Smithsburg (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: Smithsburg Branch at 22940 Jefferson Boulevard, branch established on 1946/06/03. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Columbia Bank: Smithsburg Branch at 22413 Jefferson Boulevard, branch established on 1996/04/04. Info updated 2011/10/27: Bank assets: $1,999.5 mil, Deposits: $1,528.6 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • First United Bank & Trust: Smithsburg Branch at 100 South Main Street, branch established on 1988/12/19. Info updated 2010/09/21: Bank assets: $1,383.1 mil, Deposits: $1,034.0 mil, headquarters in Oakland, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: First United Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Smithsburg:

Marital status in Smithsburg, MD
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Smithsburg:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Maryland average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithsburg, MD (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,941117
Mainline Protestant21,83779
Catholic9,3508
Other2,24411
Orthodox1632
Black Protestant972
None91,798-
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: 25
Washington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Washington County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
This county:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 93
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

10.2%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

12.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.2%
Maryland:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
Maryland:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Smithsburg:

29.2
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.0%
Maryland:

20.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
Maryland:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Smithsburg:

35.3%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

56.3%
Maryland:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Smithsburg:

79.6%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Smithsburg, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$18,728$56,1840$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,665$34,6600$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,502$51,0128$3,978
Police - Other 1$2,954$35,4480$0
Totals for Government 10$38,849$46,6198$3,978

Smithsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $471,000 ($158.37)
    Water Utilities: $374,000 ($125.76)
    Police Protection: $269,000 ($90.45)
    General - Other: $216,000 ($72.63)
    Regular Highways: $201,000 ($67.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($58.51)
    Financial Administration: $138,000 ($46.40)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($20.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($12.44)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($4.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($2.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($1.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($8.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $110,000 ($36.99)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($16.14)
    General Public Building: $37,000 ($12.44)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($2.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $482,000 ($162.07)

Smithsburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $656,000 ($220.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($14.46)
    Other: $6,000 ($2.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($1.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($11.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($2.69)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($2.02)
    Rents: $5,000 ($1.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $350,000 ($117.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $95,000 ($31.94)
    Highways: $25,000 ($8.41)
  • Tax - Property: $675,000 ($226.97)
    Individual Income: $317,000 ($106.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $28,000 ($9.41)
    Public Utility License: $14,000 ($4.71)
    Other License: $7,000 ($2.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.34)

Smithsburg government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000 ($239.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $673,000 ($226.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000 ($29.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000 ($15.80)

Smithsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,483,000 ($834.90)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Frederick County, MD  1.48% ($47,216 average AGI)
from Franklin County, PA  0.47% ($43,941)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.47% ($50,481)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.32% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,882 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.32%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Frederick County, MD  0.85% ($50,461 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.69% ($44,228)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.59% ($41,846)

Businesses in Smithsburg, MD

  • Rite Aid: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithsburg:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHGT (1380 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WJEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HAGERSTOWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARK (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithsburg:

  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WKMZ (95.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDLD (96.7 FM; HALFWAY, MD; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Smithsburg:

  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Smithsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Smithsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.9mTotal length
  • $8,809,000Total costs
  • 16,437Total average daily traffic
  • 845Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,353Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Smithsburg, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 31910-1919
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Smithsburg, MD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Smithsburg)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Smithsburg, MD)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Ringgold, 14016 Smithsburg Pike, Smithsburg, Md 21783 (Lat: 39.697778 Lon: -77.575889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQNL786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 03/16/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2021, Certifier: Ann E Flowers, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • TOWER ROAD, 14042a Tower Road (Lat: 39.619222 Lon: -77.495083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQNR598,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2021, Expiration Date: 04/29/2031, Certifier: William E Adams Jr, Registrant: Frederick County, Md, 5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick, MD 21704, Phone: (301) 600-6791, Fax: (301) 600-6026, Email:
  • RINGGOLD, 14016 Smithsburg Oike (Lat: 39.697806 Lon: -77.575889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQQJ791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 01/09/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • SMITHSBURG, 11664 Mapleville Road (Lat: 39.638417 Lon: -77.594361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.9 m, Call Sign: WQVC578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2014, Expiration Date: 12/30/2024, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Tower Road, 14042a Tower Road (Lat: 39.619222 Lon: -77.495083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQXD759,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6725.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2026, Certifier: Richard D Berg, Registrant: State Of Maryland, Miemss, 653 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone: (410) 706-3668, Fax: (410) 706-8528, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Smithsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3880W, N3880W, N-3880W, Serial Number: 32-826, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/08/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Specialized Communications, 20940 Twin Springs Dr, Smithsburg, MD 21783

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$275,7801$211,9807$217,611
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$121,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$226,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$276,115
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$131,560
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$211,1701$314,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Smithsburg, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Smithsburg, MD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 69. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 123 took place in 2016, and the least - 37 in 2015. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Smithsburg, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.1%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Smithsburg, MD
    • 70460.1%Structure Fires
    • 36431.1%Outside Fires
    • 867.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 181.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smithsburg, MD
Most common first names in Smithsburg, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles4374.1 years
John4276.6 years
Mary3581.6 years
William3570.9 years
Robert3272.2 years
James2373.3 years
Harry2274.4 years
Margaret1979.4 years
Paul1874.7 years
Richard1870.9 years
Most common last names in Smithsburg, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4875.0 years
Kline3174.2 years
Miller2481.2 years
Martin2182.7 years
Lewis2076.6 years
Wolfe2077.4 years
Bowman2079.9 years
Toms1879.5 years
Pryor1769.0 years
Ridenour1377.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smithsburg, MD
  • 84.0%Electricity
  • 8.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smithsburg, MD
  • 87.4%Electricity
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood


Smithsburg compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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