Smithfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 12,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 54th largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Smithfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Smithfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Smithfield, where the median household income is $71,118.00.
Smithfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in teaching (11.93%), sales jobs (10.68%), and management occupations (9.90%).
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.
Because of many things, Smithfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Smithfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Smithfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Smithfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Smithfield spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.81 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Smithfield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.53% of adults in Smithfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $22,878, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,512 for a family of four. However, Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, German, European, Danish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.