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Smithton is a township in Saint Clair County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Smithton. For links to other places called Smithton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Smithton is 38.442N. The longitude is -89.987W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,392.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Clair 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 62285 ZIP code.
46% of Smithton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithton was $21,000, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Smithton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Smithton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,037.
Saint Clair County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithton political report.
The average commute time for Smithton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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