Smithfield, Pennsylvania

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Smithfield, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Smithfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Smithfield Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Smithfield, Pennsylvania

Comparing Smithfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 3 4
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Smithfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 45 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15478
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.803
Longitude -79.808

Smithfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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Smithfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 854 100%
Male 396 46.4%
Female 458 53.6%
Under 18 183 21.4%
18+ 671 78.6%
65+ 171 20%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.99
White 851 99.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Smithfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 822
Growth -32
Growth % -3.7%

Smithfield 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 26%
Irish 13.8%
US/American 13.1%
English 12.7%
Italian 7.5%
Dutch 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Slovak 4.7%
Polish 4.3%
Welsh 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smithfield 854 $35,714
Carmichaels 556 $36,719
Fairchance 2,174 $33,611
Greensboro 295 $41,786
Masontown 3,611 $27,609
New Salem 648 $53,295
Point Marion 1,333 $36,989
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