Smethport, Pennsylvania

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Smethport is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The current mayor is Ross Porter. The population was 1,684 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McKean County[1].



Smethport is located at 41°48′36″N 78°26′42″W / 41.81°N 78.445°W / 41.81; -78.445 (41.809928, -78.444888)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.60% is water.

Smethport is at high altitude, namely 1,488 feet (454 m) above sea level, and near Prospect Hill, the summit of which is the highest point in McKean County, rising above sea level 2,495 feet (760 m).

The above photo is an aerial view of Smethport (looking west) taken on May 4, 2008. Click for a larger view.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,684 people, 686 households, and 456 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,009.5 people per square mile (389.3/km²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 443.0/sq mi (170.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.05% White, 0.53% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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