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Smithers is a city in Fayette County, in the Oak Hill metro area.
The community was named for James Smithers, settler
The latitude of Smithers is 38.181N. The longitude is -81.307W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 869.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithers demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25186 ZIP code.
10% of Smithers residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithers ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithers was $12,807, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Smithers residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Smithers, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $215. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithers political report.
The average commute time for Smithers workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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