Smithville is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,640 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Smithville is the 131st largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Smithville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.97% of the Smithville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Smithville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithville who work in healthcare (14.64%), office and administrative support (12.41%), and management occupations (7.65%).
As is often the case in a small city, Smithville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Smithville rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.58% of adults 25 and older in Smithville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Smithville in 2010 was $24,409, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,636 for a family of four. However, Smithville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Smithville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.14% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Smithville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Smithville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smithville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Smithville include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Smithville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.