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Smithfield, Ohio
Village
Smithfield Presbyterian Church
Smithfield Presbyterian Church
Location of Smithfield, Ohio
Location of Smithfield, Ohio
Location of Smithfield in Jefferson County
Location of Smithfield in Jefferson County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Township Smithfield
Platted 1803
Area
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 869
 • Estimate (2012) 852
 • Density 914.7/sq mi (353.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43948
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-72760
GNIS feature ID 1065337

Smithfield is a village in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The population was 869 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Smithfield was platted in 1803. A post office called Smithfield has been in operation since 1814.

During Morgan's Raid, a Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brid. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.

In 2016, Smithfield survived an initiative to dissolve the village into surrounding Smithfield Township.

Geography

Smithfield is located at 40°16′15″N 80°46′50″W / 40.27083°N 80.78056°W / 40.27083; -80.78056 (40.270853, -80.780493).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 243
1830 386 58.8%
1850 425
1870 515
1880 559 8.5%
1890 639 14.3%
1900 503 −21.3%
1910 589 17.1%
1920 620 5.3%
1930 1,023 65.0%
1940 1,169 14.3%
1950 1,255 7.4%
1960 1,312 4.5%
1970 1,245 −5.1%
1980 1,308 5.1%
1990 722 −44.8%
2000 867 20.1%
2010 869 0.2%
Est. 2015 835 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 869 people, 362 households, and 234 families residing in the village. The population density was 914.7 inhabitants per square mile (353.2/km2). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 460.0 per square mile (177.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 86.7% White, 11.3% African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 362 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 42.9 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 867 people, 358 households, and 230 families residing in the village. The population density was 904.5 people per square mile (348.7/km²). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 422.5 per square mile (162.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.97% White, 9.80% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.35% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 358 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,179, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $33,500 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,734. About 21.4% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

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