Smithfield, RI
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Smithfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 21,767 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 17th largest community in Rhode Island.

Smithfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (14.18%), management occupations (11.08%), and sales jobs (10.18%).

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.

Smithfield is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Smithfield enrolled in college, Smithfield has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The population of Smithfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.46% of adults in Smithfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Smithfield in 2010 was $36,534, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,136 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include Italian, Irish, French, English, and French Canadian.

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