Smithfield, Pennsylvania

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For townships in Pennsylvania with similar names, see Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania.
Smithfield
Borough
Location of Smithfield in Fayette County
Location of Smithfield in Fayette County
Smithfield is located in Pennsylvania
Smithfield
Smithfield
Location of Smithfield in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°47′59″N 79°48′30″W / 39.79972°N 79.80833°W / 39.79972; -79.80833Coordinates: 39°47′59″N 79°48′30″W / 39.79972°N 79.80833°W / 39.79972; -79.80833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Established 1799
Government
 • Mayor Mary Smith
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 875
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Smithfield is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 854 at the 2000 census. It is served by the Albert Gallatin Area School District. The town's largest employer is a small wire producing plant run by Nelson Steel.

Geography[edit]

Smithfield is located at 39°47′59″N 79°48′30″W / 39.79972°N 79.80833°W / 39.79972; -79.80833 (39.799664, -79.808197).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 525
1910 749 42.7%
1920 940 25.5%
1930 949 1.0%
1940 996 5.0%
1950 1,066 7.0%
1960 939 −11.9%
1970 969 3.2%
1980 1,084 11.9%
1990 1,000 −7.7%
2000 854 −14.6%
2010 875 2.5%
Est. 2012 869 −0.7%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 854 people, 363 households, and 234 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,196.5 people per square mile (464.4/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 538.0 per square mile (208.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.65% White, 0.23% African American and 0.12% Pacific Islander.

There were 363 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $35,714. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $17,404 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,618. About 11.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

/Rootsweb Family History (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KINCAID/1996-11/0848169853) /The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the Republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. Volume XI. Copyright, 1901, 1909 bt James T. White & Company. Ann Arbour, Michigan: University Microfilms A Xerox Company, 1967. Page 201.

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.