North Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 12,582 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Smithfield is the 27th largest community in Rhode Island.
North Smithfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Smithfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Smithfield who work in management occupations (10.45%), healthcare (9.31%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).
Also of interest is that North Smithfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of North Smithfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.26% of adults in North Smithfield have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Smithfield in 2018 was $39,523, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,092 for a family of four. However, North Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, French Canadian, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in North Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.