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The Borough of Smethport had a population of 1,659 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Smethport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,659
Daytime Population: Workers 822
Daytime Population: Residents 1,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,857
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 1,526
Population in Familes 1,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 1,013
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,656
Average Household Income $56,388
Per Capita Income $23,420


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 501 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $81,830
Average Home Value $108,932


Total Households 723
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 455
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 0.03% -0.22%
Households 0.1% -0.19%
Families 0.85% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 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 # 724 59th
Population Density # 1067 40th
Diversity Index # 1256 28th
Median Household Income # 1213 31st
Per Capita Income # 1261 28th

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