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Smithton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Smithton had a population of 3,769 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Smithton is located at latitude 38.4143 and longitude -89.9901 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Smithton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The Village of Smithton (GNIS ID: 2399833) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Smithton is located within Township of Smithton, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Smithton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,769
Population in Households 3,697
Population in Familes 3,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 990
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,390
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,221 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $160,191
Average Home Value $182,181


Median Household Income $75,838
Average Household Income $83,742
Per Capita Income $32,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.33% 0.01%
Families 0.05% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Smithton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 391 71st
Population Density1 # 760 45th
Diversity Index2 # 833 40th
Median Household Income # 186 86th
Per Capita Income # 260 81st

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