Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,533 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 81st largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Smithfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Smithfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in office and administrative support (13.07%), management occupations (9.10%), and sales jobs (7.61%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.77% 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 Smithfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.08% of adults in Smithfield have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $43,680, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,720 for a family of four. However, Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Smithfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include English, German, European, Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.