Smithers, West Virginia

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Smithers, West Virginia

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High Points

Smithers strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Smithers Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Smithers Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Smithers Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Smithers Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Smithers, West Virginia

Comparing Smithers to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 7 4
Female Share of the Population 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 2
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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Smithers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Fayette
P.O. Box Zip Codes 25186
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.181
Longitude -81.307

Smithers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station OAK HILL
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches
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Smithers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 904 100%
Male 430 47.6%
Female 474 52.4%
Under 18 179 19.8%
18+ 725 80.2%
65+ 195 21.6%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.63
White 815 90.2%
African-American 76 8.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Smithers Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 858
Growth -46
Growth % -5.1%

Smithers 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 21.8%
Italian 21.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
Irish 13.8%
German 8.9%
English 6.7%
Scotch-Irish 4.4%
Dutch 2%
European 1.7%
Scottish 1.2%
African 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Lebanese 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Longacre (25186)

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)
Smithers 904 $27,734
Cedar Grove 862 $27,604
Gauley Bridge 738 $25,987
Glasgow 783 $40,500
Handley 362 $26,250
Montgomery 1,942 $32,000
Pratt 551 $42,115
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Smithers High Schools (2004)

Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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