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Smithton, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Smithton had a population of 560 as of July 1, 2016. Smithton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smithton is located at latitude 38.6807 and longitude -93.0924 in Pettis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smithton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pettis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 873 feet.

The City of Smithton (GNIS ID: 2395902) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Smithton is located within Township of Smithton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pettis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithton: Smith City.

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Smithton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 560
Population in Households 550
Population in Familes 461
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,862
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $85,632
Average Home Value $124,684


Median Household Income $39,646
Average Household Income $45,213
Per Capita Income $16,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.18%
Households -0.47% -0.3%
Families -0.76% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Smithton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 478 54th
Population Density1 # 114 89th
Diversity Index2 # 195 81st
Median Household Income # 561 46th
Per Capita Income # 910 12th

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