Smiths Grove, Kentucky

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky

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High Points

Smiths Grove strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Smiths Grove Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Smiths Grove Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Comparing Smiths Grove to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

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

The People

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Smiths Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 69 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 42171
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.052
Longitude -86.207

Smiths Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Smiths Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 784 100%
Male 363 46.3%
Female 421 53.7%
Under 18 213 27.2%
18+ 571 72.8%
65+ 117 14.9%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 665 84.8%
African-American 95 12.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 15 1.9%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.9%

Estimated Smiths Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 752
Growth -32
Growth % -4.1%

Smiths Grove 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.9%
US/American 18.9%
English 12%
German 11.8%
Irish 8.7%
Ukrainian 3.2%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 2.4%
Scottish 2.4%
Italian 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
European 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smiths Grove 784 $43,750
Bowling Green 49,296 $40,320
Brownsville 921 $21,250
Horse Cave 2,252 $28,026
Oakland 260 $45,938
Park City 517 $36,042
Plum Springs 447 $38,250
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