The Comprehensive Plan anticipates the baseline projected population of Smithville to range from approximately 13,100 to 14,200 residents in 2030 assuming an annual growth rate of 2.3% to 3.0% with a total population growth of 25% to 35% between 2020 and 2030.
Smithville’s population is growing
Based on a series of population projections, Smithville’s population may increase by approximately 3,500 to 4,500 new residents over the next ten years.
Population change for City of Smithville, Missouri (1990 – 2017)
Source: American Community Survey (2017 – ACS 5 – year estimates and U.S. Census Bureau)
“A community with growing spaces, that is going places, the City of Smithville, Missouri is comfortably uncomplicated. It is a desired destination for those who long to live quietly with quick access to convenient amenities. While it is closely connected to the Kansas City metropolitan area, Smithville is serene and far from routine. Unassuming with abundant areas of natural beauty, you can leave your mark here. Spread out and stretch your spaces in Smithville.”
– (City of Smithville)
The City of Smithville, Missouri, is situated along the Little Platte River and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. With a current population of 10,249, the city has grown consistently since 1990.
Economic and employment growth
The projected population growth in Smithville will bring more residents to the City. The corresponding increase in disposable income and purchasing power will support new and existing businesses and increase the city’s tax base. At the same time, population growth will necessitate additional city services, new housing construction, and a variety of other changes that may impact Smithville’s physical character and economic conditions.
Smithville’s employment base will likely increase between 420 and 930 employees, creating a total employment base between 2,755 and 3,265 employees in Smithville by 2030. These projection estimates are based on past employment growth trends in Clay County and the Kansas City MSA and assume that the average growth rates will continue for the next ten years.