Smithton, Illinois

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Smithton, Illinois

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High Points

Smithton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 11% Smithton People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Smithton Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Smithton, Illinois

Comparing Smithton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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Smithton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62285
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.408
Longitude -89.991

Smithton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station FESTUS
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
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Smithton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,248 100%
Male 1,096 48.8%
Female 1,152 51.2%
Under 18 610 27.1%
18+ 1,638 72.9%
65+ 278 12.4%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.16
White 2,191 97.5%
African-American 17 0.8%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 22 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.2%

Estimated Smithton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,870
Growth 622
Growth % 27.7%

Smithton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 46.3%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Italian 4.5%
Polish 4%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
English 3%
Greek 1.5%
Austrian 1.3%
Dutch 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smithton 2,248 $59,875
Belleville 41,410 $46,426
Freeburg 3,872 $57,632
Hecker 475 $51,071
Millstadt 2,794 $56,378
New Athens 1,981 $49,236
Waterloo 7,614 $57,894

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