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The Borough of Smethport had a population of 1,639 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Smethport is located at latitude 41.8062 and longitude -78.4431 in McKean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Smethport (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. McKean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,558 feet.

The Borough of Smethport (GNIS ID: 1215435) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smethport 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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Smethport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,639
Population in Households 1,508
Population in Familes 1,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 451
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $79,704
Average Home Value $102,465


Median Household Income $42,961
Average Household Income $54,505
Per Capita Income $22,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.29%
Households -0.04% -0.2%
Families 0.84% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Smethport, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smethport to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 730 59th
Population Density1 # 1075 39th
Diversity Index2 # 1292 27th
Median Household Income # 1200 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1229 30th

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