Smithfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 10,782 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 54th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Smithfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), management occupations (9.21%), and sales jobs (8.39%).
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 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.
The overall education level of Smithfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.92% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Smithfield in 2010 was $18,971, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,884 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 Danish, German, Swedish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.