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The City of Smithville had a population of 4,797 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Smithville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,797
Daytime Population: Workers 5,388
Daytime Population: Residents 2,956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 4,647
Population in Familes 3,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density2 812
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $30,964
Average Household Income $46,741
Per Capita Income $18,959


Total Housing Units 2,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 855 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $108,534
Average Home Value $144,136


Total Households 1,909
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,208
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.75%
Households 0.76% 0.72%
Families 1.31% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 114 74th
Population Density # 123 71st
Diversity Index # 73 83rd
Median Household Income # 371 13th
Per Capita Income # 333 22nd

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