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Smithfield, West Virginia
Location of Smithfield in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Location of Smithfield in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°29′49″N 80°33′40″W / 39.49694°N 80.56111°W / 39.49694; -80.56111Coordinates: 39°29′49″N 80°33′40″W / 39.49694°N 80.56111°W / 39.49694; -80.56111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
846 ft (258 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 145
 • Estimate 
(2019)
146
 • Density 500.00/sq mi (192.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26437
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-74788
GNIS feature ID 1555648

Smithfield is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 145 at the 2010 census.

Smithfield was named for Henry Smith, who kept a store there.

Geography

Smithfield is located at 39°29′49″N 80°33′40″W / 39.49694°N 80.56111°W / 39.49694; -80.56111 (39.496806, -80.561242).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Smithfield has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 765
1920 774 1.2%
1930 609 −21.3%
1940 455 −25.3%
1950 390 −14.3%
1960 361 −7.4%
1970 294 −18.6%
1980 278 −5.4%
1990 205 −26.3%
2000 177 −13.7%
2010 145 −18.1%
2019 (est.) 146 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 145 people, 63 households, and 39 families living in the town. The population density was 500.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.1/km2). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 317.2 per square mile (122.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.7% Native American, and 2.1% from two or more races. Of the 63 households 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 36.5% of households were one person and 14.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

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