Smithfield, Kentucky

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Smithfield, Kentucky
City
Location of Smithfield in Henry County, Kentucky.
Location of Smithfield in Henry County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 38°23′8″N 85°15′21″W / 38.38556°N 85.25583°W / 38.38556; -85.25583Coordinates: 38°23′8″N 85°15′21″W / 38.38556°N 85.25583°W / 38.38556; -85.25583
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Henry
Area
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 106
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 108
 • Density 778/sq mi (300.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40068
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-71364
GNIS feature ID 0503810

Smithfield is a home rule-class city in Henry County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 106 at the 2010 census.[2] The mayor of Smithfield is Greg Gephart.

History[edit]

Smithfield was a station on the Louisville and Cincinnati Railroad.[3] A post office has been in operation in Smithfield since 1851.[4]

Geography[edit]

Smithfield is located in southwestern Henry County at 38°23′8″N 85°15′21″W / 38.38556°N 85.25583°W / 38.38556; -85.25583 (38.385521, -85.255940).[5] It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of New Castle, the Henry County seat, 8 miles (13 km) southeast of La Grange, and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Louisville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Smithfield has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.35 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 388
1880 183
1920 143
1930 136 −4.9%
1940 94 −30.9%
1950 121 28.7%
1960 60 −50.4%
1970 185 208.3%
1980 137 −25.9%
1990 115 −16.1%
2000 102 −11.3%
2010 106 3.9%
Est. 2016 108 [1] 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 102 people, 43 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 763.1 people per square mile (302.9/km²). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 351.6 per square mile (139.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.02% White and 0.98% Native American.

There were 43 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 121.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $24,844 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,756. There were 10.0% of families and 18.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Smithfield city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 339. 
  4. ^ "Henry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.