Smith Island, Maryland Population 2024

357

Smith Island is a city located in Somerset County Maryland. Smith Island has a 2024 population of 357. Smith Island is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 36.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 261 in 2020.

The average household income in Smith Island is $86,227 with a poverty rate of 10.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Smith Island is 55 years, 54.6 years for males, and 57.5 years for females.

Smith Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Smith Island was:

  • White: 98.6%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
82.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
36.78% (96)
The current population of Smith Island, Maryland is 357 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 261.

Smith Island, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White35298.6%
Other race30.84%
Black or African American20.56%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Smith Island Population by Race

Smith Island Population Pyramid 2024

Smith Island Median Age

55

Total

54.6

Male

57.5

Female

Smith Island Adults

There are 298 adults, (127 of whom are seniors) in Smith Island.

Smith Island Age Dependency

108.8

Age Dependency Ratio

74.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith Island Sex Ratio

Female17348.46%
Male18451.54%

Smith Island Population by Age

Smith Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1831.9589.110.9
Married1302.211000
Non Family48058.341.7
Female54.41000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.27

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

89.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Smith Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Smith Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 2.45%.

Smith Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$

Average Female

Smith Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Smith Island Language

99.16% of Smith Island residents speak only English, while 0.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Smith Island Language

Smith Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White352359.94%
Black22100%
showing: 2 rows

10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

8.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith Island is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith Island is White, with 9.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.53%.

Smith Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.09%
High School13.93%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Smith Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed14.81%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Smith Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Smith Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

75.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.9%

Male Marriage Rate

94.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Smith Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Smith Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Smith Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

39

Number of Veterans

33

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Smith Island Veterans by War

count

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Smith Island Veterans by Age

count

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Smith Island Veterans by Race

Smith Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Smith Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Smith Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Smith Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.91%

Born in Smith Island

99.16%

Native Born

0.84%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.16% of Smith Island residents were born in the United States, with 82.91% having been born in Maryland. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smith Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024357
2023357
202235711950%
2021238-23-8.81%
202026111275.17%
2019149-44-22.8%
20181933119.14%
2017162-33-16.92%
2016195158.33%
201518042.27%
201417674.14%
2013169-3-1.74%
2012172-34-16.5%
2011206-70-25.36%
2010276
showing: 15 rows

Smith Island Population by Year