Smithville, Missouri

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Smithville is a city in Clay and Platte counties in the U.S. state of Missouri, along the Little Platte River. The population was 5,514 at the 2000 census.


Smithville is located at 39°23′12″N 94°34′36″W / 39.38667°N 94.57667°W / 39.38667; -94.57667 (39.386620, -94.576713),[3] primarily in Clay County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.7 km²), of which, 13.7 square miles (35.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,514 people, 2,067 households, and 1,529 families residing in the city. The population density was 402.1 people per square mile (155.3/km²). There were 2,220 housing units at an average density of 161.9/sq mi (62.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.23% White, 0.22% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 2,067 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,639, and the median income for a family was $58,966. Males had a median income of $42,388 versus $29,150 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,669. About 2.5% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


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