Smithfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 14,425 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 53rd 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 $79,321.00.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Smithfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Smithfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Smithfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.77 minutes getting to work every day.
Smithfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.60% of adults in Smithfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $25,717, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,868 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, Danish, German, European, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.