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The City of Smithville had a population of 4,848 as of July 1, 2016. Smithville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smithville is located at latitude 35.9583 and longitude -85.8212 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smithville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Smithville (GNIS ID: 2405477) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Smithville is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Smithville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,848
Population in Households 4,697
Population in Familes 3,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 821
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,928
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,048 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 879 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $112,554
Average Home Value $151,718


Median Household Income $28,819
Average Household Income $43,612
Per Capita Income $17,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.06%
Households 1.04% 1.04%
Families 1.7% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Smithville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 74th
Population Density1 # 121 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 73 83rd
Median Household Income # 380 11th
Per Capita Income # 341 20th

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