Smithers, WV Population

Population: 904. Estimated population in July 2020: 858 (-5.1% change)
Males: 430 (47.6%), Females: 474 (52.4%)

Fayette County

Zip code: 25186

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $20,417
Median house value: $56,400

Races in Smithers:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Black (8.4%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (15.3%), United States (14.4%), Italian (14.0%), German (8.5%), English (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Elevation: 643 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Smithers

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithers city

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -256 (-22.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Smithers:

  • MONTGOMERY GENL HOSP (about 2 miles; MONTGOMERY, WV)
  • PLATEAU MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; OAK HILL, WV)
  • WEST VIRGINIA REHAB HOSP (about 20 miles; INSTITUTE, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Smithers:

  • YEAGER (about 24 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 31 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 68 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Smithers:

Amtrak station near Smithers:

  • 2 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithers:

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 63 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 77 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Smithers:

  • VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: GREYHOUND LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Smithers:

  • VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: ROUTE 60; Grades: KG – 04)