North Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 12,314 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Smithfield is the 27th largest community in Rhode Island.
Housing costs in North Smithfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Rhode Island.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Smithfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Smithfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Smithfield who work in management occupations (14.67%), office and administrative support (12.31%), and sales jobs (10.84%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, North Smithfield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes North Smithfield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The overall education level of North Smithfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in North Smithfield have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Smithfield in 2010 was $38,652, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,608 for a family of four.
The people who call North Smithfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Smithfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Smithfield include French Canadian, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in North Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Portuguese.