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Smithfield, NC
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Smithfield profile

Living in Smithfield

Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 12,129 people and six associated neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 86th largest community in North Carolina.

The overall education level of Smithfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.14% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $26,778, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,112 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 17.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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