Smithfield, NC
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Living in Smithfield

Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 11,630 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 86th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Smithfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in sales jobs (13.01%), management occupations (11.26%), and office and administrative support (10.78%).

The citizens of Smithfield are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.19% of adults in Smithfield having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $23,774, 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 $95,096 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 16.53% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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