|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Smithers is 737. Smithers, West Virginia is the 11,558th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Smithers was in 1990, when its population was 1,162. In 1990, Smithers was the 9,109th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 11,558th largest city in the US. Smithers is currently 36.6% smaller than it was in 1990.
Smithers has shrunk 18.2% since the year 2000. Smithers, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|11443||Bath (Berkeley Springs)||755||2.1%|
|11713||Addison (Webster Springs)||715||-11.5%|
|11552||Cape Vincent, New York||738||-2.6%|
|11553||Cheyenne Wells, Colorado||738||-26.4%|
|11558||Smithers, West Virginia||737||-18.2%|
|11562||Chesapeake City, Maryland||736||-9.3%|
The total voting age population of Smithers, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 803. The voting age population is 46.1% male and 53.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 31.6% of the residents of Smithers are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Smithers are 88.5% White, 11.1% Black and 0.4% Asian. Additionally, 6.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Smithers, 27.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 44.5%. On a per-household basis, 23.3% of families are below the poverty line in Smithers.
Among those aged 16 and older, 32.9% of Smithers residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.9% of Smithers residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.0% have a bachelor's degree and 9.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Smithers residents aged 5 and older, 0.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Smithers is 10.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Smithers, 21.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Smithers is $31,000.
In Smithers, 55.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 44.5% of housing units in Smithers.
Of all the housing units in Smithers, 39.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Smithers, 2.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Smithers is $577.
In Smithers, 82.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.