Smithfield, NC
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Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 12,022 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 80th largest community in North Carolina.

Smithfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in sales jobs (14.31%), office and administrative support (9.44%), and business and financial occupations (6.54%).

Also of interest is that Smithfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Smithfield who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.43% of the adults in Smithfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Smithfield in 2010 was $19,664, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,656 for a family of four. However, Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Smithfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Smithfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smithfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Smithfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.