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Smithville, Ohio
Village
Former middle school, demolished in 2014
Former middle school, demolished in 2014
Location of Smithville, Ohio
Location of Smithville, Ohio
Location of Smithville in Wayne County
Location of Smithville in Wayne County
Coordinates: 40°51′48″N 81°51′31″W / 40.86333°N 81.85861°W / 40.86333; -81.85861Coordinates: 40°51′48″N 81°51′31″W / 40.86333°N 81.85861°W / 40.86333; -81.85861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,063 ft (324 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,252
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,259
 • Density 1,021.92/sq mi (394.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44677
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-72788
GNIS feature ID 1065338
Kirtlandperky
Kirtland I. Perky

Smithville is a village in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,252 at the time of the 2010 census. The village derives its name from Thomas Smith, a pioneer settler.

Geography

Smithville is located at 40°51′48″N 81°51′31″W / 40.86333°N 81.85861°W / 40.86333; -81.85861 (40.863457, -81.858665), along Sugar Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), of which, 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 546
1890 482 −11.7%
1900 474 −1.7%
1910 447 −5.7%
1920 482 7.8%
1930 582 20.7%
1940 617 6.0%
1950 755 22.4%
1960 1,024 35.6%
1970 1,278 24.8%
1980 1,467 14.8%
1990 1,354 −7.7%
2000 1,333 −1.6%
2010 1,252 −6.1%
2019 (est.) 1,259 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,252 people, 541 households, and 371 families living in the village. The population density was 1,009.7 inhabitants per square mile (389.8/km2). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 462.1 per square mile (178.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 541 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 44.2 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Education

Smithville is home to the Wayne County Schools Career Center. It is also home to the campus of the Green Local School District, which also includes nearby Marshallville.

Notable residents

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