Smithville, Mississippi

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Smithville is a town in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 882 at the 2000 census. Smithville was the birthplace of Rod Brasfield, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.



Smithville is located at 34°4′7″N 88°23′44″W / 34.06861°N 88.39556°W / 34.06861; -88.39556 (34.068605, -88.395486)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (8.12%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 882 people, 365 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 602.1 people per square mile (233.2/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 275.8/sq mi (106.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.62% White, 1.59% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 365 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,583, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,294 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,030. About 7.1% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

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