Smithville, Mississippi

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Smithville, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Smithville Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 8% Smithville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 14% Smithville People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% Smithville Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Smithville Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Smithville, Mississippi

Comparing Smithville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 1
Senior Citizens 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Age of the Population 4 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 2
Portion of People Married 3 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 9
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3

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Smithville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 38870
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.07
Longitude -88.391

Smithville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FULTON 3 W
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.4 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Distance 38.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
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Smithville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 882 100%
Male 430 48.8%
Female 452 51.2%
Under 18 231 26.2%
18+ 651 73.8%
65+ 137 15.5%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 861 97.6%
African-American 14 1.6%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Smithville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 879
Growth -3
Growth % -0.3%

Smithville 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
US/American 41.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
English 15%
Irish 5.6%
German 4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swedish 0.7%
African 0.7%
European 0.5%
Latvian 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Smithville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Turon (38870)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smithville 882 $38,750
Amory 6,956 $37,891
Fulton 3,882 $42,287
Hatley 476 $51,667
Mantachie 1,107 $35,000
Nettleton 1,932 $31,510
Tremont 390 $35,341
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Smithville High Schools (2004)

60017 HWY 23
A Title I School.
Serves 698 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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